John Rutter (Born 1945) As the bridegroom to his chosen

The Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas performing John Rutter’s setting of John Tauler’s anthem ‘As the bridegroom to his chosen’. I like this anthem a lot, it’s got a very nice melody which can be easily mastered by most choirs, it’s deceptively plain – as you listen you can hear how Rutter…

Wells Cathedral Choir: King of Glory, King of Peace

Instead of plunging into a life of politics and ecclesiastical office George Herbert (1593–1633) chose to follow his vocation living the life of a country priest in Bemerton, Wiltshire. Much of his poetry is as Alan Luff put it ‘too intricate to be hymns‘ but ‘King of Glory, King of Peace‘ in its simplicity and…