Mass of the Children and other Sacred Music
Rutter's Mass of the Children was written in response to a desire to compose a work that would bring children and adults together, in the same way that performances of Britten's War Requiem had done for him when a school chorister. In five movements, the work has rapidly been taken up by choirs the world over. Also on the album are several previously unrecorded anthems and motets.
The album was recorded by The Cambridge Singers | Cantate Youth Choir | City of London Sinfonia | Joanne Lunn (soprano) | Roderick Williams (baritone) and conducted by John Rutter.
1. Mass of the Children: Kyrie
2. Mass of the Children: Gloria
3. Mass of the Children: Sanctus and Benedictus
4. Mass of the Children: Agnus Dei
5. Mass of the Children: Finale (Dona nobis pacem)
6. Look at the world
7. To every thing there is a season
8. Wings of the morning
9. A Clare Benediction
10. I will sing with the spirit
11. Musica Dei donum
12. I my Best-Beloved's am
13. Come down, O Love divine