John Rutter: The Quest

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Composer: John Rutter
Format: Sheet Music | Part

John Rutter's The Quest for SATB (with divisions), Oboe and Organ.

This poignant anthem was written in memory of the Revd Dr John Hughes (1978-2014), Dean of Jesus College. The text combines the nineteenth-century poet and Christian minister George MacDonald's emotive poem Lost and Found with the 'In paradisum' antiphon from the Burial Service in the Liber Usualis, and John Rutter sets these important words to music that is at times ethereal, melancholic, poignant, and life-affirming. The solo Oboe and Organ writing is integral to the emotive character of the piece, and the word-painting and angelic chorus moments encourage the listener to reflect on the subject at hand.

ISBN: 9780193413498
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 12 November 2015
No of pages: 8
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193413498

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