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The Owl and the Pussy-cat

Music by John Rutter

This joyous, dance-like setting of Edward Lear's famous nonsense poem ' The Owl and the Pussy-cat' is taken from Rutter's Five Childhood Lyrics, a collection of un accompanied pieces inspired by rhymes and verses for children.||||


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Cambridge Singers : Fancies : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 516

Cambridge Singers : Fancies

The 'fancies' that give this album its title are the fleeting ideas, dreams and whims that flit like Will-o'-the-wisps through the imagination of every artist. I have always thought that they were captured to perfection by the Elizabethan poets and by their collaborators, the madrigal composers such as Weelkes, Wilbye and Morely; and, looking back now on the music heard on this recording, I realize how much of it was inspired by the madrigalian spirit. Fancies was written in 1971 for the Richard Hickox Singers and Orchestra (the orchestra was later renamed the City of London Sinfonia, who play on this recording). The first performance was given in London, repeated shortly afterwards at an open-air concert one lovely summer's evening by the River Thames in rural Berkshire, a perfect setting for it. The Suite Antique, dating from 1979, also has a Berkshire association: I was asked to write it for the Cookham Festival, to be peformed by Duke Dobing and the London Baroque Soloists at a concert in Cookham Parish Church. Bach's Fifth Brandenburg Concerto was on the programme, so I decided to write for the same combination of instruments, and to pay musical homage to the forms and styles of Bach's day. - John Rutter

Songlist: Fancies, Tell me where is fancy bred, There is a garen in her face, The urchins' dance, Riddle song, Midnight's bell, The bellman's song, Suite Antique, Prelude, Ostinato, Aria, Waltz, Chanson, Rondeau, Five Childhood Lyrics, Monday's child, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, Windy nights, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Sing A Song Of Sixpence, When Icicles Hang , Icicles, Winter nights, Good ale, Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind, Winter wakeneth all my care, Hay, ay

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7023c | 1 CD | $11.98 | A Cappella


Nordic Chamber Choir : John Rutter : 00  1 CD : 100334

Nordic Chamber Choir : John Rutter

Conductor and composer John Rutter has worked in many facets of music, but is best known for his work in the choral realm. On this recording his work is interpreted by the Nordic Chamber Choir led by Nicol Matt. This dynamic CD shows the stylistic and subject variety found in Rutter's music. The first set of five sacred pieces includes the amazingly beautiful wedding song, "I my Best-Beloved's am," which combines sacred Latin texts with an English love poem, the jubilant "Cantate Domino" and virtuosic "Deck the hall." The set of Birthday Madrigals, written for jazz pianist George Shearing combine madrigal era texts in very jazzy settings, three of them include double-bass. The recording is rounded out with five settings of traditional songs and five childhood lyrics.

Songlist: Five sacred Pieces:, I my Best Beloved's am, Cantate Domino, Musica Dei Donum, Deck the Hall, Hymn to the Creator of Light, Birthday Madrigals:, It was a lover and his lass, Draw on, sweet night, Come live with me, My true love hath my heart, When daisies pied, Five traditional Songs:, The girl I left behind me, O waly, waly, The British Grenadiers, Golden slumbers, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Five Childhood Lyrics:, Monday's child, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, Windy nights, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Sing A Song Of Sixpence

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7269c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


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The Owl and the Pussy-cat : SATB : John Rutter : John Rutter :  1 CD : 9780193405707 : 9780193405707

John Rutter : The Owl and the Pussy-cat

This joyous, dance-like setting of Edward Lear's famous nonsense poem ' The Owl and the Pussy-cat' is taken from Rutter's Five Childhood Lyrics, a collection of un accompanied pieces inspired by rhymes and verses for children.||||

Composer: John Rutter

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.7 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193405707

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