World's Largest Sheet Music Selection

20003557
20003557
3.95
20003557

For the beauty of the earth

By John Rutter

https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/for-the-beauty-of-the-earth-sheet-music/20003557?aff_id=69435

SA/SATB choir/TTBB & piano/organ/small orchestra (2 fl, ob, 2 cl, bsn, 2 hn, glock, hp, strings) - Very Easy
Composed by John Rutter (1945-). This edition: paperback. Sacred choral - mixed voices. John Rutter Anniversary Edition. Sacred. Vocal score. 12 pages. Duration 3.5'. Oxford University Press #9780193405721. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193405721).

Item Number: OU.9780193405721

ISBN 9780193405721. 11 x 7 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.

Buy Together

$31.60

+

$34.99

We recommend purchasing
For the beauty of the earth
with
Vocalize! 1

Buy both for $66.59

[ { "catalogRefId":"20003557", "quantity":"1" }, { "catalogRefId":"19884253", "quantity":"1" } ]
AddtoCart Print
19884253

See Similar Sheet Music and Digital Downloads

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Virginia
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • September 30, 2022 For the Beauty of the Earth, Anniversary Edition

    Gorgeous piece. Anniversary Edition parts are not identical to the original octavos, so if you are buying additional copies, be aware that the pagination is not to supplement or replace the original octavos, there will be challenges with the choir singing from these two editions. Anniversary parts are separated into...

    4 staves instead of SA on treble staff and TB on bass staff. In some measures, a bass line was added below the original, and it's simpler to learn, so if all your choir starts with the anniversary edition, it's great. The tips from John Rutter on the inside cover are wonderful. If I were buying this for the first time, I'd love the anniversary edition. As supplemental copies for new choristers, this doesn't work as well. I'll need to sell all I bought and buy the original. Our rehearsal was too challenging with mixed editions.

    Read More
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    Delaware Maestro
    Location:
    Newark, DE
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • January 29, 2020 For the Beauty of the Earth

    This anthem is easy technically, but the intrinsic beauty is one of indescribable joy and gentleness that expresses the happiness in God's creation. Rutter has done a rather magnificent job in penning such a tremendous addition to the literature.

    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    Sharon
    Location:
    Australia
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • November 20, 2019 Lovely piano accompaniment

    Really lovely piece to accompany on piano. Only needed one copy for piano so would have preferred to buy single copy instead of minimum 8. Amy keeping others to give my piano students when they reach 7th grade or up to playing All the sharps it modulates into. One student...

    has started this piece couple of wks ago and already loving it (a year ago she was not wanting so many sharps but after tackling moonlight sonata this year she's happily enjoying this piece now, which is great.

    Read More
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Montana
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • October 19, 2017 For the Beauty of the Earth

    This is an absolutely beautiful and tasteful setting of a beloved hymn. All parts sit high in their ranges, but the interplay of parts is well-balanced between unison, chordal, and descant. Piano accompaniment is also masterfully done.

    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 4

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 14, 2017 Good song, with some caveats

    This is not a beginner piece. It repeats the melody, which makes it simple, but some of the rhythms can be tricky. The melody goes quite high, so inexperienced "sopranos" might have trouble with the top notes. And some of the interplay between the voice parts will take some practice...

    to get the timing right. I ordered it for a girls' choir and after one rehearsal it wasn't their favorite song, but we'll keep working on it and hopefully it will grow on them.

    Read More
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.