Monday, 30 July 2018

29th July 2018 Trinity 9

The Lord Bless You and Keep You   John Rutter

The text is a Priestly Blessing (otherwise known as the Aaronic Blessing from the Book of Numbers 6:24-26. Rutter composed this in 1981 for the memorial service of Edward T Chapman, director of Music at Highgate School with whom he had studied.

John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and had his first musical training at Highgate School as a chorister. He studied music at Clare College, Cambridge where he wrote his first published music and had his first recording whilst still an undergraduate.

John Rutter
John Rutter  Wikipedia

His compositions cover a wide variety of musical genres but he is well know by all choirs who must have some Rutter in their repertoire. He formed the Cambridge Singers and spends his time composing and conducting.

He was awarded a CBE for services to music in the 2007 Queen's New Year Honours List.

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