The John Rutter Christmas Piano Album sheet music is now available, ready for the run-up to Christmas. The album brings together eight of John Rutter’s best-loved seasonal choral pieces as piano transcriptions, arranged by John himself. The sheet music is available both as a physical volume and as a digital download. It has been published by Oxford University Press and can be ordered from many music retailers around the world including JW Pepper, Presto, Music Room, Score Store and Amazon. The digital sheet music is available from a number of sites including JW Pepper and Chimes Music.
- A Child’s Lullaby (Christ our Emmanuel)
- Angels’ Carol
- Candlelight Carol
- Nativity Carol
- The Colours of Christmas
- The Very Best Time of Year
- What sweeter music
- Mary’s Lullaby, and Epilogue (new for Christmas 2020)
John says: “For me, Christmas carols are like marker posts along the road in my life’s journey. My first published composition, written when I was just 16, was the Nativity Carol, and one of my most recent ones, Christ our Emmanuel, also a carol, was written just this year. Every one of my carols has been written sincerely and from the heart. If they have brought comfort and joy to at least some people at Christmas time, then that is the greatest reward any composer can hope for.”
The album, recorded by Wayne Marshall on Decca Records, will be available to stream across all digital platforms on Friday 20th November. In addition, there will be a CD available in the UK – the John Rutter Piano Album – featuring all eight Christmas tracks as well as the eight tracks from The Piano Collection (which came out in July 2020).