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John Rutter (b.1945)


for soprano solo, mixed chorus and small orchestra (organ) vocal score

forSoloist (soprano), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra [6 melodic instruments, organ]
Musical EditionsPiano reduction
Item no.123417
Author/ComposerJohn Rutter
Languagesenglish, latin
Scope64 pages; 21.5 × 28 cm
Release year1986
Publisher/ProducerOxford University Press
Producer No.978-0-19-338070-7


This is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The texts (in Latin and English) are from the Missa pro Defunctis, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Psalms. The seven sections form an arch-like meditation on the themes of life and death: prayers on behalf of all humanity, psalms, personal prayers to Christ, and in the central Sanctus an affirmation of divine glory. The full scores have been edited and engraved by the composer himself and are presented in handsome, cloth-bound editions. Vocal and orchestral material is available on hire.


  • Requiem aeternam
  • Out of the deep (Psalm 130)
  • Pie Jesu
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei
  • The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23)
  • Lux aeterna
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