Musicians are a mischievous lot – as evidenced by the nickname ascribed to John Rutter’s A Gaelic Blessing. No sooner had it been composed in than it . A GAELIC BLESSING lyrics! Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the. Buy A Gaelic Blessing (SATB) by John Rutter at Choral Sheet Music. This extraordinary setting of the traditional Gaelic text has been.

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The original, English-language piece that the central lines of Rutter’s piece are directly excerpted from, published in the novel, The Dominion of Dreams: The format of the text is based in a similar format to that found in some Celtic Christian prayers and songs, such as those found in the Christian-era Scottish Gaelic collection, the Carmina Gadelica. Under the Dark Star.

Retrieved 3 July The choir voices enter together, with the lower voices also moving slowly like the left hand a full measure for “Deep”, another one for “peace”while the soprano pronounces “peace” sooner and moves up in eighth-notes on “running wave”.


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Dynamically, the music begins softly pgrowing slightly to mp for the “shining stars”, and again blessinng for “moon and stars”. A climax is “Christ”, bledsing crescendo to a strong f “light of the world” with all voices holding the word “light” for more than a measurebut diminuendo to a very soft ending, with all voices and the accompaniment calming to slow movement.

Rutter has said that his English-only composition is based on “an old Gaelic rune”, and that he added a line mentioning Jesus and the word Amen, to make it also a Christian anthem.

Retrieved 6 July Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original PDF on 28 March It is also known by the repeating first line of the text, gaepic peace”. Royal School of Church Music.

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The composition is characterized as slow-paced and of a gentle nature. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique The Dominion of Dreams: The pattern is kept for most of the piece. Rutter, an Anglicanset many biblical texts for Christian services.


Retrieved 11 January Both Sharp’s and Rutter’s compositions begin every line with “deep peace”, and refer in a repetitive manner to the elements of nature, such as, “running wave”, “flowing air”, “quiet earth”, “shining stars”, “gentle night”, “healing light”, and in Rutter’s version to “Christ, light of the world”.

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Rutter scored the piece for four vocal parts SATB and organor orchestra. Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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