Lord of the Dance composed by Sydney Carter. Arranged by John Rutter. For SATB choir with optional descant. American Folk Tune, Life of Christ, Redemption, Hymntune, Children, Lent, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5166).
With sensitivity and flair, John Rutter has created the consummate arrangement of this Sydney Carter classic! In his music, John perfectly balances the suspenseful sweep and full range of emotions that the text exhibits. At times it is playful and dance-like, and at other times the mood grows dark, gloomy, and dramatic. Beautifully orchestrated, this Shaker melody takes on a new character that is vivid, colorful, and accessible to every choir. A top-seller now in SAB!