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John Rutter Sheet Music for Choir and Instruments

"Look at the World" is what John Rutter tells us in one of his works. And he shows us how it works and what we then get to see.Experience John Rutter's musical perspective on our world for yourself with sheet music of his choral music from our all-sheetmusic.com web shop. Arrangements of Rutter's compositions for piano or wind band as well as sheet music of his instrumental works are also available from us!We'll deliver your John Rutter sheet music to your home - wherever you live.

John Rutter

Birthday Madrigals

A Choral Suite for SATB with optional double bass and optional piano

Rutters Musik fängt die vielfältigen Stimmungen von Shakespeares Worten mit ihrer Verzückung, Trauer, ihrem Humor und ihrer Vitalität auf eine Weise ein, die diese klassischen Madrigaltexte für das ze...

Rutters Musik fängt die vielfältigen Stimmungen von Shakespeares Worten mit ihrer Verzückung, Trauer, ihrem Humor und ihrer Vitalität auf eine Weise ein, die diese klassischen Madrigaltexte für das ze...

  • Mixed Choir (SATB), Double Bass and Piano
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John Rutter

The Lord bless you and keep you

for solo piano

A piano transcription, made by the composer himself, of Rutter's much-loved setting of these words of blessing from Numbers 6: 24. Suitable for pianists at early intermediate level, and clearly presen...

A piano transcription, made by the composer himself, of Rutter's much-loved setting of these words of blessing from Numbers 6: 24. Suitable for pianists at early intermediate level, and clearly presen...

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John Rutter

John Rutter Anthems

for SA Men accompanied and unaccompanied

This collection of nine of John Rutter's finest and most popular anthems, scored for SA Men, has been carefully compiled to be both accessible to a wide range of choirs and appropriate to the needs of...

This collection of nine of John Rutter's finest and most popular anthems, scored for SA Men, has been carefully compiled to be both accessible to a wide range of choirs and appropriate to the needs of...

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John Rutter

Look at the World

Schau auf die Welt

An easy anthem for unison children's and/or SATB choir, with piano/organ or orchestra. This German translation of Look at the world is suitable for Harvest or for any occasion where God is praised for...

An easy anthem for unison children's and/or SATB choir, with piano/organ or orchestra. This German translation of Look at the world is suitable for Harvest or for any occasion where God is praised for...

  • Children's Choir, Mixed Choir (SATB) and Piano
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John Rutter

Magnificat

Vocal Score

For soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, SATB chorus and either full orchestra or chamber orchestra Minimum recommended string forces for the chamber ensemble are 2.2.2.1.1. Full scores, vocal scores, and i...

For soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, SATB chorus and either full orchestra or chamber orchestra Minimum recommended string forces for the chamber ensemble are 2.2.2.1.1. Full scores, vocal scores, and i...

  • Medium Voice, Mixed Choir (SATB) and Piano
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John Rutter

Anthems and Choral Songs for upper-voice choirs

(sopranos and altos, and/or boys' unchanged voices)

This collection of nine of John Rutter's most popular anthems, scored for upper-voices, has been carefully compiled to cover a variety of texts and styles. Embracing both sacred and secular material,...

This collection of nine of John Rutter's most popular anthems, scored for upper-voices, has been carefully compiled to cover a variety of texts and styles. Embracing both sacred and secular material,...

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John Rutter

Missa Brevis

for SATB and organ

This superb Latin mass setting for choir and organ demonstrates the composer's strong melodic sense and innate feeling for the sound of choral worship. The atmospheric Kyrie leads to a Gloria that con...

This superb Latin mass setting for choir and organ demonstrates the composer's strong melodic sense and innate feeling for the sound of choral worship. The atmospheric Kyrie leads to a Gloria that con...

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John Rutter

Requiem

For soprano soloist, mixed choir, and orchestra or ensemble (with organ) This is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The texts (in Latin and English)...

For soprano soloist, mixed choir, and orchestra or ensemble (with organ) This is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The texts (in Latin and English)...

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John Rutter

Suite Antique - Full score

for Chamber Orchestra

The instrumentation for this work is the same as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5. The Suite is made up of six movements ranging from a 'Bach-like Aria' to a 'Richard Rodgers-style Waltz'. Rutter's ow...

The instrumentation for this work is the same as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5. The Suite is made up of six movements ranging from a 'Bach-like Aria' to a 'Richard Rodgers-style Waltz'. Rutter's ow...

  • 2 Clarinets, Alto Saxophone, Percussion, 2 Violins, Cello, Double Bass, Piano and Chamber Orchestra
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John Rutter

The Lord Bless You And Keep You

for SAMen and piano

A highly expressive setting of the biblical text, this simple work is at once tender and profound. It was composed for a memorial service for Edward T. Chapman, the Director of Music at Highgate Schoo...

A highly expressive setting of the biblical text, this simple work is at once tender and profound. It was composed for a memorial service for Edward T. Chapman, the Director of Music at Highgate Schoo...

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Full choral sound in good British tradition! Sheet music by John Rutter

John Milford Rutter (born September 24, 1945 in London), John Rutter for short, is one of the best-known contemporary composers of choral music.
While still studying music in Cambridge, Rutter created his first choral works and recorded them with the Clare College Choir under his direction. Among them the popular “Shepherd's Pipe Carol”  (composed at the age of 18) and his “Gloria”  for mixed choir, wind instruments, percussion and organ.
His talent and musical ability earned John Rutter the position of Music Director at Clare College at the age of 30 – this, in turn, helped the college choir to leap onto the international stage under the direction of John Rutter.

After only four years in office, Rutter decided to resign from his post in 1979 and to focus fully on his compositional and artistic work, for example as a producer of recordings of the chamber choir Cambridge Singers, which he had founded (descended from former members of the college choir).

“A ‘contemporary’ Composer: Can Rutter's choral music be heard and sung?” - Yes!

Anyone who thinks of “contemporary” Music that only thinks of strictly serial and discordant compositions does not do justice to this adjective. Since the 1970s, a longing for clear harmonies, melodic structures and interesting (but not too difficult) rhythms has led to the development of a new style of music in choral and church music (but not only!), which has become unwieldy attribute “contemporary” completely new life. And so the music of John Rutter can also be classified under the „Postmodernism” style, which, among other things, is directed against rigid principles and forms of composition. “Anything goes” one could say. Or (intended in a positive way): “What do I care about Adorno's opinion!”

One technique of postmodern music, for example, is to resort to stylistics, elements and structures from other epochs and genres and skillfully develop them with one's own musical ideas into a personal style. This can also be found in the works of John Rutter, which were deliberately created under the influence of traditional English choral and cathedral music, peppered with elements of popular musical forms.
In short: John Rutter's music is rich in full, harmonious sounds and clear melody lines. The arrangements are designed in such a way that even with a small cast a rich radiance is achieved: In the chamber version of his “Magnificat”  In addition to a small mixed choir, a mezzo-soprano or soprano soloist, harp and percussion, there is only one woodwind instrument (brass is replaced by an organ) and a string group 2/2/2/1/1. Watch and listen to the YouTube recording of the Kamerorkest Kamerata Zuid! You will lack for nothing. Here it becomes clear that John Rutter dealt intensively with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach: Little effort with a big effect!

In addition, John Rutter's music exudes positive energy almost throughout. Even his mass “Mass of the Children”   (First performed in New York's Carnegie Hall in 2003), which John Rutter composed on the occasion of his son who died in a traffic accident at the age of 19, carries an unshakable optimism about it.

“Speaking of ‘chamber music’: Is there also instrumental music by John Rutter?”

Yes, there are. Let's stay with the reference to Bach: With his “Suite Antique”  John Rutter unmistakably pays homage to the great Leipzig master and his “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050” - both in the instrumentation and in the structure of the six movements, which are based on the baroque or classical style.

And John Rutter also composed for solo instruments, for example for flute and piano, oboe and piano, Organ solo pieces  or also own transcriptions of his works for piano solo .

You can get an overview of Rutter's instrumental music by opening the complete catalog of sheet music from John Rutter and use our filters “Category” and “Sheet Music for instruments” to limit the list of results according to the instruments offered.

“Great Britain has a proud tradition of concert bands. Is there also something by John Rutter?”

Even if John Rutter himself did not compose for concert band (Rutter's original works are available from the British publisher Oxford University Press), a few publishers and their arrangers have taken his works and published arrangements for concert band.
Sheet music by John Rutter is also available for other types of ensembles. We're happy to help you find it!
You will find sheet music from John Rutter arrangements and John Rutter original compositions for these formations here:

And of course we are also happy to list the extensive choral works by John Rutter for you here. Enrich your concert program with these popular compositions:

You can search specifically for compositions by John Rutter in our web shop,
e.g. in the notation rutter schau auf die welt, to get sheet music editions of the German version of John Rutter's Anthem for children's choir “Look at the World” .