Customer Reviews for Christmas Lullaby
Location: from Clevedon UK
September 25, 2012
It wouldn't be Christmas without Rutter! The ladies choir is enjoying rehearsing this piece ready for the Christmas celebration.
9 of 23 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Shrewsbury England
November 8, 2008
Beautiful Christmas Carol
This Rutter song is certainly up to his high standards. The first section is unison,but then the gorgeous Ave Maria chorus comes in the three parts. Some choirs might find this tricky to learn but absolutely stunning and worth the effort to master. There is a two part verse and a short unaccompanied section finished off with a slight descant and back to the 3 part ending. My young choir loves to sing this and it has become our Christmas favourite!
29 of 61 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Arnold, Maryland
February 7, 2008
The most beautiful "lullaby" ever!
At my son's school Christmas concert this past year the Vocal Ensemble sang this song. It was beautiful and immediately became one of my favorite Christmas songs. Since the school recorded the concert I have the performance on CD. John Rutter gave us all a wonderful Christmas gift!!!
27 of 58 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Banksia Beach, Queensland, Australia
September 10, 2007
Beauty and simplicity
The clever writing of this work is shown in its beauty and simplicity. The harmonies are pleasant and use of sequences very appealing. Whilst there are some tricky sections it is very easy to read and well set out for part reading. a most audience friendly work
31 of 56 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Dallas, TX
August 31, 2007
Beautiful Christmas Music
What a beautiful choral arrangement! The lyrics are more directed toward a Catholic understanding as "Ave Maria" is sung often which means "Hail Mary". If these are your beliefs-- this is an amazing piece.
32 of 65 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Charlottesville, VA
December 25, 2005
Gorgeous piece of music!
My church held it's annual Concert for the Advent and Christmas Seasons last week, and for the second year in a row, we sang this piece. It is so incredibly beautiful. John Rutter is a musical genious and should be commended for his works. This has become my new favorite Christmas song. I recommend this to anyone who's looking for something new for their choirs--you will not be disappointed. You just cannot go wrong with Rutter's music.
23 of 48 people found this review helpful.