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Psalm 150

SATB; Accompanied; Solo voice

An exuberant festival psalm setting, commissioned for the Golden Jubilee service in June 2002 and first performed in St Paul’s Cathedral. The sense of celebration and dancing rhythms of the main choir contrast with the reflective, ethereal sections for the three solo sopranos, positioned in the dome at the first performance, to create a work of great effect and power.

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Audio sample

Duration: 6 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Published: 17 October 2002
ISBN: 9780193505131

Programme notes

John Rutter’s festive and succinct setting of this renowed psalm of rejoicing, was commissioned for the Golden Jubilee Thanksgiving Service for Queen Elizabeth II, held in St Paul’s Cathedral, London…

This piece on disc

The Gift of Life

and seven sacred pieces

The Cambridge Singers | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
John Rutter (conductor)

The Gift of Life is a six-movement choral celebration of the living earth, of creation, and of life itself, offering a kaleidoscope of moods from contemplative and prayerful to majestic and inspirational.

Seven more recordings of recent sacred choral works complete the disc.

Track list

  1. The Gift of Life: O all ye works of the Lord
  2. The Gift of Life: The tree of life
  3. The Gift of Life: Hymn to the Creator of Light
  4. The Gift of Life: O Lord, how manifold are thy works
  5. The Gift of Life: The gift of each day
  6. The Gift of Life: Believe in life
  7. Give the king thy judgements, O God
  8. A flower remembered
  9. The Quest
  10. Psalm 150
  11. Christ is the morning star
  12. All …

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