Birthday Madrigals by John Rutter (1945-). For SATB choir, double bass and/or piano (both optional). Mixed Voices. Contemporary, Choral Works. Vocal score (complete work). 48 pages. Duration 16'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193380295).
ISBN 9780193380295. Contemporary, Choral Works. 11 x 9 inches.
For SATB with optional double bass and optional piano The music captures the varied moods of the words with their rapture, sorrow, humour, and vitality in a way which makes these classic madrigal texts come alive for contemporary audiences. These pieces may be performed individually or as a five-movement suite. Numbers 1, 4, and 5 are also published for upper voices and keyboard as Three Birthday Madrigals.