Musicians are a mischievous lot – as evidenced by the nickname ascribed to John Rutter’s A Gaelic Blessing. No sooner had it been composed in than it . A GAELIC BLESSING lyrics! Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the. Buy A Gaelic Blessing (SATB) by John Rutter at Choral Sheet Music. This extraordinary setting of the traditional Gaelic text has been.

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Rutter has said that his English-only composition is based on “an old Gaelic rune”, and that he added a line mentioning Jesus and the word Amen, to make it also a Christian anthem. Archived from the original PDF on 28 March Archived from the original PDF on Under the Dark Star.

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All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Articles with permanently dead external links Pages with timeline metadata. Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children Choral compositions Compositions by John Rutter compositions. The original, English-language piece that the central lines of Rutter’s piece are directly excerpted from, published in the novel, The Dominion of Dreams: The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique Retrieved 3 July The choir voices enter together, with the lower voices also moving slowly like the left hand a full measure for “Deep”, another one for “peace”while the soprano pronounces “peace” sooner and moves up in eighth-notes on “running wave”.

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The pattern is kept for most of the piece. By using this gaeloc, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The composition is characterized as slow-paced and of a gentle nature.

The format of the text is based in a similar format to that found in some Celtic Christian prayers and songs, such as those found in the Christian-era Scottish Gaelic collection, the Carmina Gadelica. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Rutter scored the piece for four vocal parts SATB and organor orchestra. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved glessing July Both Sharp’s and Rutter’s compositions begin every line with “deep peace”, and refer in a repetitive manner to the elements of nature, such as, “running wave”, “flowing air”, “quiet earth”, “shining stars”, “gentle night”, “healing light”, and in Rutter’s version to “Christ, light of the world”.

John Rutter: A Gaelic Blessing

Rutter, an Anglicanset many biblical texts for Christian services. It is also known by the repeating first line of the text, “Deep peace”. Retrieved 11 January A climax is “Christ”, marked crescendo to a strong f “light of the world” with all voices holding the word “light” for more than a measurebut diminuendo to a very soft ending, with all voices and the accompaniment calming to slow movement.


Dynamically, the music begins softly pgrowing slightly to mp for the “shining stars”, and again later for “moon and stars”.