You are here: Music    Recordings    Gloria


The sacred music of John Rutter

The Cambridge Singers | Philip Jones Brass Ensemble | City of London Sinfonia
John Rutter (conductor)

CD: £9.00
$11.91 Guide priceThis site charges in GBP (British pounds). The 'guide price' reflects today's exchange rate. The price you see on your bank/credit card statement may differ slightly, due to the currency conversion used by your chosen payment method.

Looking for downloads? All albums and individual tracks are available to download digitally from Hyperion and iTunes but are only available in CD format from
Category: Tags: , , CSCD 515


The classic John Rutter album released at mid-price with bonus tracks.

Alongside Gloria and several of Rutter's most popular shorter pieces (including For the Beauty of the Earth and All things Bright and Beautiful), are pieces especially recorded by the Cambridge Singers for this release – Cantate Domino, Arise, shine, Wedding Canticle and Hymn to the Creator of Light.

Audio learning guides are available for the following pieces, from ChoirGuides

Open thou mine eyes
All things bright and beautiful

For the beauty of the earth
God be in my head
A Gaelic Blessing

Track list

  1. Gloria: First movement – Allegro vivace
  2. Gloria: Second movement – Andante
  3. Gloria: Third movement – Vivace e ritmico
  4. All things bright and beautiful
  5. Cantate Domino
  6. O clap your hands
  7. Wedding Canticle (Blessed are all they that fear the Lord)
  8. The Lord is my shepherd
  9. A Gaelic Blessing
  10. Hymn to the Creator of Light
  11. Arise, shine
  12. Praise ye the Lord
  13. For the beauty of the earth
  14. God be in my head
  15. Open thou mine eyes
  16. A prayer of Saint Patrick
  17. The Lord bless you and keep you

“This is a jewel of a record: even those usually frightened, in a musical context, of the word ‘sacred’ … should take courage on this particular occasion” Gramophone – Best of British

“As ever the Cambridge Singers are in excellent voice … newcomers to Rutter will find this a good place to start” Cross Rhythms

“The Gloria is an absolutely splendid piece: its initial impact is sustained with electrifying effect throughout the ‘Gloria’ proper (not quite all ‘sacred’ music manages this!) and is given entirely suitable contrast in the ‘Domine Deus’. It was conceived as concert music, Rutter says; and indeed many, many concerts should be regularly illuminated by music so good as this. The anthems are more obviously ecclesiastical and all benefit from the same standards of performance accorded the Gloria.  That is, not only is the solo singing exemplary; so is the choral singing, and so is the instrumental contribution…” Gramophone

“John Rutter is one of those British composers who have quietly gone on composing traditional English church music without recourse to atonalism or barbed wire. He has a genuine gift of melody and his use of tonal harmony is individual and never bland.  The resplendent Gloria is a three-part piece, and Rutter uses his brass to splendid and often spectacular effect. The anthems are diverse in style and feeling and, like the Gloria, have strong melodic appeal – the setting of All things bright and beautiful is delightfully spontaneous. It is difficult to imagine the music receiving more persuasive advocacy than under the composer, and the recording is first class in every respect.” Penguin Guide to Compact Discs

WordPress Image Lightbox