The Falcon was John’s first large-scale choral work. Written in 1969, when John Rutter was still a student, it was premiered in the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, under the baton of Sir David Willcocks. The kernel of the work is the medieval poem that gives it its title, a poem rich with symbols of the Eucharist, the Grail legend and the Glastonbury thorn. Gregorian chant is used, sung by a boy’s choir.
Duration: 22 minutes
Difficulty: Easy, Moderately Difficult
Published: 16 October 1996
The Falcon was Rutter’s first large-scale choral works and was premiered in the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge…