Musicians are a mischievous lot – as evidenced by the nickname ascribed to John Rutter’s A Gaelic Blessing. No sooner had it been composed in than it . for SATB and organ, or harp and strings John Rutter’s enduringly popular Gaelic Blessing is presented here with commentary and performance. A GAELIC BLESSING lyrics! Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the.

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A Gaelic Blessing Lyrics

O waly, waly John Rutter. Rutter’s setting of William Sharp’s uplifting words is serene, tender, and beautiful in its simplicity.

The pattern is kept for most of the piece. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The format faelic the text is based in a similar format to that found in some Celtic Christian prayers and songs, such as those found in the Christian-era Scottish Gaelic collection, the Carmina Gadelica. Order from Edition Peters. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from Blessjng Articles with permanently dead external links Pages with timeline metadata.



Dynamically, the music begins softly pgrowing slightly to mp for the “shining stars”, and again later for “moon and stars”. Under the Dark Star. Be thou my vision John Rutter. The original, English-language piece that the central lines of Rutter’s piece are directly excerpted from, published in the novel, The Dominion of Dreams: Both Sharp’s and Rutter’s compositions begin every line with “deep peace”, and refer in a repetitive manner to the elements of nature, such as, “running wave”, “flowing air”, “quiet earth”, “shining stars”, “gentle night”, “healing light”, and in Rutter’s version to “Christ, light of the world”.

He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest garlic for the world’s leading choirs and orchestras. Overview Description Composer Information.

A Gaelic Blessing

His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies, including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. The composition is characterized as slow-paced and of a gentle nature.

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John Rutter – A Gaelic Blessing Lyrics

Royal School of Church Music. Rutter scored the piece for four vocal parts SATB and organor orchestra. Archived from the original PDF on 28 March Retrieved 6 July Abide with me William H. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 11 January From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children Rejoice and be merry John Rutter.

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It is also known by the repeating first line of the text, “Deep peace”. The choir voices enter together, with the lower voices also moving slowly like the left hand a full measure for “Deep”, another one for “peace”while the soprano pronounces “peace” sooner and moves up in eighth-notes on “running wave”. Rutter has said that his Gaeluc composition is based on “an old Gaelic rune”, and that he added a line mentioning Jesus and the word Amen, to make it also a Christian anthem.