ClassicsOnline Home » RUTTER: Mass of the Children / Shadows / Wedding Canticle > Review List



RUTTER: Mass of the Children / Shadows / Wedding Canticle

Composer(s):Rutter, John
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredVocal
Catalogue 8.557922
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 

   




Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

John Rutter tells us that the wrote the Mass of the Children to join together children’s and adults’ voices, remembering his own boyhood experience, remembering his own boyhood experience, singing in the choir for the Decca recording of Britten’s War Requiem: ‘I wanted to write a work that would bring them [adults and children] together in a more joyful context than a requiem.’ The brief Wedding Canticle is written serenely for mixed choir, flute and guitar, and is directly and beautifully presented here as a closing bonus. But it did not seem an ideal choice to include on this CD Rutter’s song-cycle, Shadows, which apparently attempts to recreate the tradition of the melancholy lute songs of the Elizabethan era. They are

more....


Review By Randy Anderson,Naxos,June 2006

The title of this latest large-scale work from British composer John Rutter may raise a faint alarm in the back of your head, and it should: any combination of the terms "mass" and "children" is liable to refer to something cloying and saccharine. In this case, though, the music is classic Rutter: melodically accessible and maybe just a little bit oversweetened, but well within the bounds of good taste. His mass setting involves both children's and adults' voices, and scatters hymn settings in among the traditional liturgical elements. Very nice.








 

Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.
Classicsonline.com – Your Classical Music Download Source
5:50:58 AM Tuesday, October 21, 2014  -211-