Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   John Rutter
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford
Edition:   9780193405516
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Unaccompanied

Reviewer:   

Sean Vogt
The Apollo Club, Artistic Director and Conductor. Cathedral of Saint Paul, Choirmaster
R&R Chair Music in Worship
seanfvogt@gmail.com

If you’re not the Westminster Abbey organist who was fired by the royal family for publicly criticizing Rutter on social media — Rutter is a favorite of Prince William and Kate Middleton — you may just like Rutter, as I do. This really simple two-page piece works well for post-communion, benediction, or wherever you need the couple minute musical spot. The ranges stay well within the ability of an average level choir. It also provides the opportunity to teach rubato in a simple setting. I’ve never had a choir who didn’t like this piece. I’ve used it with very small and large choirs alike.