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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Retrieved 3 July This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat 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. The composition is characterized as blexsing and of a gentle nature.

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Dynamically, the music begins softly pgrowing slightly to mp for the “shining stars”, and again later for “moon and stars”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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: A climax is “Christ”, marked 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.

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”.

Rutter, an Anglicanset many biblical texts for Christian services.

A Gaelic Blessing- Deep Peace

Royal School of Church Blessingg. 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. Archived from the original PDF on 28 March Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children Archived from the original PDF on The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique Choral compositions Compositions by John Rutter compositions.


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Views Read Edit View history. The choir voices enter together, with the lower voices blessjng 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”. Retrieved 11 January The pattern is kept for most of the piece.

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

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Articles with permanently dead external links Pages with timeline rugter. It is also known by the repeating first line of the text, “Deep peace”.

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