Composer:   John Rutter
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hinshaw Music
Edition:   HMC-798
Voicing:   SATBB
Setting:   Organ


Mark Hemingway
Trinity Lutheran Church
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This is an old standard that always leaves the choir wanting more Rutter. The wonderful polyphonic “Gloria in excelsis Deo”, always bring a smile. The wonderful textual variety really makes this composition work. The long overlapping phrases is always the biggest challenge for my choir, we spend time working our staggered breathing so the full chorus can really fill the sanctuary. Soloists would be a perfect addition for the simple delicate verses.