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JOHN RUTTER

Blessing
Catrin Finch
Elin Manahan Thomas
Kia Bennett
Sinfonia Cymru
Int. Release 06 Nov. 2012
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Track List

John Rutter (1945 - )
Catrin Finch (1980 - )
Celtic Concerto

Celtic Concerto

Celtic Concerto

Catrin Finch, Sinfonia Cymru, John Rutter

Traditional
Catrin Finch, Kia Bennett

Elin Manahan Thomas, Catrin Finch

Catrin Finch, Louise Watson

John Rutter (1945 - )
Suite Lyrique

Suite Lyrique

Suite Lyrique

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3:17

Suite Lyrique

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3:06

Suite Lyrique

Suite Lyrique

Catrin Finch, Sinfonia Cymru, John Rutter

Catrin Finch, Elin Manahan Thomas

Traditional
Catrin Finch, Sinfonia Cymru, John Rutter

Various Artists
Catrin Finch, John Rutter

Total Playing Time 1:04:30

Harp fans and choral music lovers will all find something to their tastes on the latest album from John Rutter and Catrin Finch . . .

A perfect combination of Catrin's sublime harp playing complemented by flute, oboe, the lush tones of Sinfonia Cymru, and music by John Rutter. Thanks to the emotive playing in meditations on "The Lord Bless You and Keep You", and "Gaelic Blessing", the poignant lyrics from Rutter's choral classics are implicit within the peaceful music. There's something intrinsically delicate about much of Rutter's music on the album, interspersed with traditional Welsh songs. A notable highlight is "Beth Yw'r Haf I Mi", arranged by Rutter, featuring a pared back duet between the harp and the dazzlingly pure tones of soprano Elin Manahan Thomas. Catrin Finch proves her worth as a notable composer-performer as her fingers dance over the notes in the opening movement of her lively "Celtic Concerto" . . . Rutter's trademark tunes are back in his latest compositional offering, Suite Lyrique. Lovers of choral gems such as "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" will enjoy the sprightly accented passages and skipping plucked orchestral strings in the Waltz . . . Striking a beautiful balance between choral nostalgia and fresh new compositions, this album showcases the talent of today's British musicians.