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John Rutter
Composer and conductor. Tweets by the team unless signed JR.
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John Rutter Feb 22
The theme of this album is the marvellous wealth of sacred music which was created in continental Europe out of the ferment of the age of Reformation. JR
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John Rutter Feb 21
When you write a melody, I think it’s nice if there’s a sense that it’s inevitable – that you can’t imagine it having been written in any other way. JR
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John Rutter Feb 19
Among Palestrina’s 375 or so motets, 'Exsultate Deo' has always been a favourite. JR
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John Rutter Feb 18
I would never have had the temerity to show my work to a publisher when I was only a student… but I didn’t have to because David Willcocks did it for me, so that was a surprise. JR
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John Rutter Feb 18
An email into the office today enquiring about the next 'Come and Sin' day. I wonder what they're expecting...
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John Rutter Feb 17
The Sacred Flame album is now available to listen to on YouTube. Enjoy!
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J.W. Pepper Jan 23
“A life in and around choral music has been a great joy.” discusses his life in music, from his big break to his newest project.
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John Rutter Feb 17
Looking forward to this Come & Sing in Hull on Saturday 27th June. All upcoming events are on my website:
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John Rutter Feb 15
We don’t know where we get our ideas from, unless the answer is ‘from other composers’. We can’t control the flow, all we can hope is that it doesn’t dry up when we have a deadline to meet. JR
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John Rutter Feb 6
Come & Sing in Lowestoft on Saturday 4th April. The day is open to singers of all abilities and confidence levels. Book here:
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John Rutter Feb 5
Upcoming events in Italy: Masterclass in Parma on 15th March: Concert in Taranto on 22nd March:
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Oxford Music Feb 4
Today we are enjoying spending time in the company of the finest, including , and the singers of the Oxford Choir, whilst hearing some of the new music we're publishing this year (although it is a little strange to be listening to carols in February!).
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John Rutter Feb 4
Music exists in time, but ideas come in short blinding flashes, like lightning briefly illuminating a dark landscape. You have to stretch them out, like a ball of chewing gum pulled out to make a long string. JR
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John Rutter Jan 30
'The Heavenly Aeroplane' was published by on this day in 1985.
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John Rutter Jan 30
I’m often asked questions about composition. Here are some answers that are too long for Twitter:
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John Rutter Jan 28
Looking forward to returning to in May with :
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John Rutter Jan 28
Replying to @johnmrutter
decisions about benefactions that the foundation may make (which will not necessarily be limited to cathedral and collegiate choirs) will rest solely with the trustees. JR
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John Rutter Jan 28
Replying to @johnmrutter
Thank you to everyone who has responded so helpfully to this call for information about research into chorister education. I know that the Hamish Ogston Foundation will be deeply grateful. I should just clarify that I am not a trustee, only an advisor to the foundation;
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John Rutter Jan 28
My most recent blog post is titled: 'Where do you get your ideas from?'. It’s a sensible enough question, and one that every composer is asked.
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John Rutter Jan 27
Join me for a Come & Sing day on Saturday 2nd May. Further details about the day will be available shortly – save the date!
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