John Rutter Albums at Collegium Records

For these and many other recordings by John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers, please visit Collegium Records.

Recent Releases

  • John Rutter: A Song in Season

    The Cambridge Singers
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    John Rutter conductor

    A major new collection of sacred choral music by John Rutter, featuring a
    host of previously unrecorded works in glittering performances by the Cambridge Singers and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by the composer, the disc ranges across the church’s year, incorporating music for Christmas, Epiphany, Pentecost, Easter and Harvest-time.

    The first album of new anthems and canticles by Rutter since his landmark 2002 recording of the Mass of the Children, this beautifully-packaged release promises to delight both seasoned Rutter followers and new listeners.

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  • Fauré: Requiem and other sacred music

    The Cambridge Singers
    City of London Sinfonia
    John Rutter conductor

    2010 sees the re-release at mid-price of John Rutter’s Gramophone Award-winning 1984 recording of Fauré’s Requiem.  The first-ever performance on disc of the work in its intimate original version – famously re-discovered by Rutter in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris after a century of neglect – it remains one of the timeless jewels in the crown of the Collegium catologue.

    Hailed on release as ‘the Fauré Requiem of the future’ (Music Week), Rutter’s performance with the Cambridge Singers and members of the City of London Sinfonia has transformed the way in which we view one of the great works of European sacred music, and remains definitive.

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  • The Sacred Flame: European Sacred Music of the Renaissance and Baroque Eras

    John Rutter Conductor
    The Cambridge Singers
    La Nuova Musica

    A treasure-trove of outstanding motets, including works by Bach, Buxtehude, Gabrieli, Ges­­­­ualdo, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Schütz and Sweelinck. All performed in glorious new recordings from the Cambridge Singers at their sensuous and virtuosic best, joined here on disc for the first time by the acclaimed early music ensemble La Nuova Musica.

    All works on this disc can be found in the European Sacred Music volume edited by John Rutter for the Oxford Choral Classics series published by Oxford University Press.

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  • The Colours of Christmas

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Bach Choir
    with guest artists Over the Bridge
    John Rutter conductor

    DECCA 2782129

    A collection of some of the most well-known and best-loved Christmas carols, with new arrangements and orchestrations by John Rutter. John is joined by the renowned Bach Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform carol favourites such as In dulci jubilo, Silent night, In the bleak mid-winter and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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  • This is the Day: Music on royal occassions

    Aurora Orchestra
    Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
    Andrew Lucas (organ)
    conducted by John Rutter

    This new album recollects and celebrates some of the choral music heard on royal occasions during the lifetime of HM Elizabeth II.

    Featuring John Rutter’s celebratory royal wedding anthem This is the day, written for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Newly orchestrated specially for this recording, it reminds us of the event that captivated the attention of the nation last year.

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Classic John Rutter Releases

  • A Christmas Festival

    John Rutter Conductor
    The Cambridge Singers
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Farnham Youth Choir

    John Rutter directs the Cambridge Singers, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the award-winning Farnham Youth Choir alongside guest soloists Melanie Marshall, Clara Sanabras and Elin Manahan Thomas, for an unforgettable festival of Christmas music.

  • Be Thou My Vision

    The Cambridge Singers
    City of London Sinfonia
    John Rutter conductor

    Church Anthems by John Rutter

    This collection draws together many of the much-loved and most-requested shorter choral works by John Rutter.

    Gathered from across the Collegium catalogue, Be thou my vision includes all of the church anthems and other sacred pieces for which Rutter is justly famous, representing for the first time a handy compendium of the best-loved Rutter works in their definitive performances by the Cambridge Singers, directed by the composer.

  • The John Rutter Christmas Album

    The Cambridge Singers
    City of London Sinfonia
    John Rutter conductor

    The definitive collection of John Rutter carols and arrangements

    This album gathers together most of the carols composed by John Rutter over the years, plus a sprinkling of Rutter arrangements of traditional carols, grouped to form a programme which narrates, reflects upon, and celebrates the Christmas story.