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The Falcon

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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.

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Duration: 22 minutes
Difficulty: Easy, Moderately Difficult
Published: 16 October 1996
ISBN: 9780193380691

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The Falcon was Rutter’s first large-scale choral works and was premiered in the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge…

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