All bells in paradise composed by John Rutter (1945-). For SATB choir and organ (2 flutes, oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horn, harp, strings). Mixed Voices. Christmas Carols. Level B (easy). Octavo. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193395657).
ISBN 9780193395657. Christmas Carols.
This gentle yet uplifting carol was commissioned for the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and was first performed during the 2012 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Rutter's gift for melody is in evidence throughout the work, with a sense of hushed awe leading to moments of glorious optimism. The text, written by the composer, is inspired by the fifteenth-century Corpus Christi Carol.