[ Naxos / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 25 September 2020
John Rutter, Britain's most successful contemporary choral composer, has written most of his sacred music to commission, and for use in church services. Composed for his first American tour, Gloria was also his first great international success, combining an ethereal quality with moments of exhilaration.
Two other popular works are also represented: Pie Jesu from the Requiem, and This is the Day, composed for the wedding of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
"'It is always an exciting time when the Black Dyke Band makes a meaningful recording, and even more so when you are making your first full album of the internationally renowned composer John Rutter. His music has been illustrated in beautifully crafted arrangements by Luc Vertommen. However, the highlight for me is the wonderful setting of Gloria, hearing the magnificent voices of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and the lush sounds of the great Black Dyke Band."
- Nicholas Childs