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Episode 4

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 December 2009

Donald Macleod is in conversation with John Rutter, one of the world's most successful and popular living composers.

For much of the 1980s, Rutter struggled to continue working under the shadow of long-term illness, yet it was during this period he composed one of his best loved and most regularly performed works. John discusses with Donald the genesis of his Requiem.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    John Rutter A Choral Fanfare

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers Performer: John Rutter (conductor)

    Collegium, COLCD112,, 7

  • Image for John Rutter

    John Rutter What Sweeter Music

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Performer: Robert Quinney (organ) Performer: Stephen Cleobury

    EMI CDC5566052,, 9

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    John Rutter Requiem (ensemble version)

    Performer: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge Performer: Members of the City of London Sinfonia Performer: Nicholas Rimmer (organ) Performer: Timothy Brown (Conductor)

    Naxos 8557130,

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    John Rutter Variations on an Easter Theme 'O Filii et Filiae) for organ duet

    Performer: Christopher Herrick (organ) Performer: Jeremy Spurgeon (organ)

    Hyperion CDA67458,

  • Image for John Rutter

    John Rutter A Choral Fanfare

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers Performer: John Rutter (conductor)

    Collegium, COLCD112,, 7

  • Image for John Rutter

    John Rutter What Sweeter Music

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Performer: Robert Quinney (organ) Performer: Stephen Cleobury

    EMI CDC5566052,, 9

  • Image for John Rutter

    John Rutter Requiem (ensemble version)

    Performer: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge Performer: Members of the City of London Sinfonia Performer: Nicholas Rimmer (organ) Performer: Timothy Brown (Conductor)

    Naxos 8557130,

  • Image for John Rutter

    John Rutter Variations on an Easter Theme 'O Filii et Filiae) for organ duet

    Performer: Christopher Herrick (organ) Performer: Jeremy Spurgeon (organ)

    Hyperion CDA67458,

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