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Episode 3

Donald Macleod speaks to John Rutter about the musical love affair with America that has shaped so much of his career. Including Gloria; Candlelight Carol; Partita (excerpt).

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

Music critics in Britain have often been diffident or openly hostile about Rutter's accessible style, but in the US he receives near universal praise and regard. Donald speaks to John about the musical love affair with America that has shaped so much of his career.

1 hour

Music Played

  • John Rutter

    Fanfare and Proclamation (from Three American Miniatures for Clarinet and Flute)

    Performer: Joanna Cowan White (flute) Performer: Kennen White (clarinet)

    • Centaur, CRC 2603,.
    • 1.
  • John Rutter

    Gloria

    Performer: Polyphony Performer: The City of London Sinfonia Performer: The Wallace Collection Performer: Andrew Lumsden (organ) Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • Hyperion, CDA 67259,.
  • John Rutter

    Candlelight Carol

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers Performer: The City of London Sinfonia Performer: John Rutter (Dir)

    • Collegium, CSCD510,.
    • 10.
  • John Rutter

    Partita (1st Movt.: Vivace)

    Performer: Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Gavin Sutherland

    • Resonance, CDRSB085, CD4,.
    • 1.
  • John Rutter

    Birthday Madrigals

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers Performer: Wayne Marshall (piano) Performer: Malcolm Creese (double bass) Performer: John Rutter (conductor)

    • Collegium, COLCD128.

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