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Royals and Rutter

I didn't hear or see anything of The Royal Wedding but I heard John Rutter wrote a new piece of choral music for it.

The subject came up at church choir because we were rehearsing Rutter's setting of "The Lord is my Shepherd" from his Requiem.

I went to the YouTube and put in "Rutter Royal Wedding" as a search and sure enough, there is was.

It's a nice piece, as is almost all of Rutter's music.

Rutter is an interesting figure. He's almost the church-music equivalent of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

For those of you who don't know, Andrew Lloyd Webber writes great tunes but the overall impact of his work is pedestrian. End of story. Defend him if you like but know that your defense will fall on deaf ears.

When I was 17 I couldn't imagine anything more powerful than the opening of Phantom. I'm no longer 17 and the opening of Phantom of the Opera seems weak and trite these days.

John Rutter is similar except he writes a lot of sacred music so the commercial, populist aspects are not quite as blatant.

I like John Rutter. I like to listen to his music and I like to sing his music. It's nice music for nice people.

As Wittgenstein said of Mendelssohn, so I shall say of Rutter. "Mendelssohn [Rutter] is not a peak but a plateau. His Englishness."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl93WXJEVMQ

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I didn't hear or see anything of The Royal Wedding but I heard John Rutter wrote a new piece of choral music for it.

The subject came up at church choir because we were rehearsing Rutter's setting of "The Lord is my Shepherd" from his Requiem.

I went to the YouTube and put in "Rutter Royal Wedding" as a search and sure enough, there is was.

It's a nice piece, as is almost all of Rutter's music.

Rutter is an interesting figure. He's almost the church-music equivalent of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

For those of you who don't know, Andrew Lloyd Webber writes great tunes but the overall impact of his work is pedestrian. End of story. Defend him if you like but know that your defense will fall on deaf ears.

When I was 17 I couldn't imagine anything more powerful than the opening of Phantom. I'm no longer 17 and the opening of Phantom of the Opera seems weak and trite these days.

John Rutter is similar except he writes a lot of sacred music so the commercial, populist aspects are not quite as blatant.

I like John Rutter. I like to listen to his music and I like to sing his music. It's nice music for nice people.

As Wittgenstein said of Mendelssohn, so I shall say of Rutter. "Mendelssohn [Rutter] is not a peak but a plateau. His Englishness."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl93WXJEVMQ

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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!

Weber is trite now...i guess i'm still 17...

;=D

May 17, 2011

Oh... so bored with this piece. More evidence that Europe is quickly losing its culture.

How long, I wonder, until Westminster Abbey is a mosque?

May 18, 2011

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