Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shepherd's Pipe

John Rutter.I discovered a new composer (for me) today - heard this Christmas carol on the radio this morning and thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread!

Have a listen:

There is also this version on YouTube:

About the composer: John Milford Rutter CBE (born September 24, 1945) is an English composer, choral conductor, editor, arranger and record producer. In 1981 he founded his own choir, the Cambridge Singers, which he conducts and with which he has made many recordings of sacred choral repertoire (including his own works), particularly under his own label Collegium Records. He still lives near Cambridge, but frequently conducts other choirs and orchestras around the world.

In 1980 he was made an honorary Fellow of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, and in 1988 a Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians. In 1996 the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred a Lambeth Doctorate of Music upon him in recognition of his contribution to church music.

I think our choir would just love to sing the Shepherd's Pipe!

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