External links History, text and music Rutter, who had studied at Clare College, Cambridge , composed the anthem in in honour of his Alma mater , setting his own words. The rhymed poem is in four stanzas of four lines each. The harmony is in tonality , with chromaticism used to intensify the words "May his spirit be ever by your side", a verse sung by all voices. In US usage, it can also mean the school from which one graduated.
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External links History, text and music Rutter, who had studied at Clare College, Cambridge , composed the anthem in in honour of his Alma mater , setting his own words. The rhymed poem is in four stanzas of four lines each. The harmony is in tonality , with chromaticism used to intensify the words "May his spirit be ever by your side", a verse sung by all voices. In US usage, it can also mean the school from which one graduated. The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.
Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. A benediction is a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually at the end of worship service. It can also refer to a specific Christian religious service including the exposition of the eucharistic host in the monstrance and the blessing of the people with it. In poetry, a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation.
Stanzas can have regular rhyme and metrical schemes, though stanzas are not strictly required to have either. Even though the term "stanza" is taken from Italian, in the Italian language the word "strofa" is more commonly used. There are many unique forms of stanzas.
Some stanzaic forms are simple, such as four-line quatrains. Other forms are more complex, such as the Spenserian stanza. Fixed verse poems, such as sestinas, can be defined by the number and form of their stanzas. The term stanza is similar to strophe, though strophe sometimes refers to irregular set of lines, as opposed to regular, rhymed stanzas.
A Clare Benediction was published by Oxford University Press in , in versions for different voices and keyboard or orchestra. With a German translation, it appears in the first and general section of volume 5, music for choir and organ.
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Oxford University has used a similar system to oversee OUP since the 17th century. Carus-Verlag is a German music publisher founded in and based in Stuttgart. It is scored for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra or chamber ensemble. The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge is a mixed-voice choir whose primary function is to lead services in the chapel of Clare College, Cambridge. Since its founding in , the choir has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world.
Timothy Tim Brown is an English choral conductor. It is also known by the repeating first line of the text, "Deep peace". He composed it in on a commission from Mel Olson, and conducted the premiere in Omaha, Nebraska. He structured the text in three movements and scored it for choir, brass, percussion and organ, with an alternative version for choir and orchestra.
It was published in by Oxford University Press. It is a setting of a biblical benediction, followed by an extended "Amen". Rutter scored the piece for four vocal parts SATB and organ. He composed it in for the memorial service of Edward T.
Chapman, the director of music at Highgate School, London, with whom he had studied when he attended the school.
The biblical text is taken from 1 Corinthians , adding to the second half of the verse an often repeated "alleluia". Rutter scored the piece for four vocal parts SATB and organ, adding other versions. Abendlied, Op. It has been regarded as his best-known sacred composition.
He wrote the first version in at the age of It was published in by the Dehm Verlag, and was premiered on 6 November at the Limburg Cathedral, conducted by the composer. The work was published by Oxford University Press in He later included the work as a movement in his Requiem of , then with orchestra or chamber ensemble..
In , Rutter also made it part of his Psalmfest, a collection of nine psalms written over 20 years. For that version, he used also soloists. Rutter composed the carol whilst he was an undergraduate at university in with it being published a year later at the behest of David Willcocks.
Christmas Lullaby is a popular sacred choral composition by John Rutter, a lullaby for Christmas. He wrote his own text, beginning "Clear in the darkness", three stanzas with the refrain "Ave Maria". Rutter scored the piece for four vocal parts SATB and piano, adding other versions.
He composed it on a commission from The Bach Choir for the celebration of the 70th birthday of their conductor David Willcocks. O clap your hands is an anthem in English for choir and organ by John Rutter. He composed the setting of verses from Psalm 47 in for a four-part choir and organ, and also made a version with orchestra.
It was first published in Later, Rutter included it in Psalmfest, a collection of nine psalm settings. Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt, WoO. It is the most popular setting of Psalm by Mendelssohn, who also wrote a four-part motet as part of Three Motets, Op. Chandos Anthems, HWV —, is the common name of a collection of eleven anthems, sacred choral compositions written by George Frideric Handel, with the authorship of No. The texts are psalms and combined psalm verses in English.
Handel wrote the anthems as composer in residence at Cannons, court of James Brydges who became the First Duke of Chandos in His chapel was not yet finished, therefore services were held at St Lawrence in Whitchurch. The scoring is intimate, in keeping with the possibilities there. Some of the anthems rely on earlier works, and some were later revised for other purposes. Six Motets, Op.
He set selected psalm verses in German. He wrote the composition, setting Psalm for four-part choir, orchestra and organ, in Carus-Verlag published an arrangement for choir, strings and organ. The incipit in French is "Halleluiah!
John Rutter: A Clare Benediction: SSA
A Clare Benediction