A GAELIC BLESSING LYRICS by JOHN RUTTER: Deep peace of the running wave to you. / Deep peace of. A GAELIC BLESSING lyrics! Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the. 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 .

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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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The original, English-language piece that the central lines of Rutter’s piece are directly excerpted from, published jojn the novel, The Dominion of Dreams: It is also known by the repeating first line of the text, “Deep peace”.

Retrieved 6 July Both Sharp’s and Rutter’s jogn 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”.


Retrieved from ” s Archived from the original PDF on 28 March Under the Dark Star. The Dominion of Dreams: 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.

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

Choral compositions Compositions by John Rutter compositions. The composition is characterized as slow-paced and of a gentle nature.

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The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique Rutter, an Anglicanset many biblical texts for Christian services. Retrieved 11 January Archived from the original PDF on The pattern is kept for most of the piece.

Views Read Edit View history. 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 gealic 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 blesing mentioning Jesus and the word Amen, to make it also a Christian anthem. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Royal School of Church Music.

Retrieved 3 July Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children 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.