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For the beauty of the earth

By John Rutter

SATB choir & piano (2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, percussion, drum, harp, strings) - Level A (very easy)
Composed by John Rutter (1945-). This edition: paperback. Mixed Voices. John Rutter Anniversary Edition. Sacred. Vocal score. 12 pages. Duration 3.5'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193405721).

Item Number: OU.9780193405721

ISBN 9780193405721. 10.5 x 7.5 inches.

For SATB and piano or organ or small orchestra. In this classic Rutter anthem the flowing choral melodies perfectly complement the positive message of the well-known thanksgiving text by F. S. Pierpoint. Also available in versions for SA and TTBB voices. Conductors' scores and instrumental parts are available on sale and hire/rental.

About John Rutter Anniversary Edition

The John Rutter Anniversary Edition celebrates the 70th birthday of one of Britain's leading composers and the 30th anniversary of his choir, The Cambridge Singers. Featuring mainly earlier pieces from the composer's catalog, this series presents seminal works for mixed chorus in brand new editions and with accompanying notes on both the music and performance, written by the composer himself. The Anniversary Edition provides the most comprehensive and authoritative performance materials (including full scores and parts) for over 30 of the composer's favorite anthems, carols, and songs.

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  • 2017-02-22 09:35:15.0 New edition

    I ordered additional copies of this music because I was to be conducting a larger choir. I did not know until I received it that this anniversary edition is not quite the same as the previous copy. The changes make better use of the bass part . If you have used...

    the previous edition you will have to reconcile the two. I love this melody as an alternative to the traditional one for this text. It has a bit of a pop feel to it -- but not in an annoying way. I would put an asterisk on the difficulty level of "Beginner." In a few places, the interplay between the voices and the rhythm may challenge a beginning choir and require a little extra rehearsal time.

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