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John Rutter

Birthday Madrigals

Vocal score (complete work)

Forces or Category: SATB, double bass &/or piano (both optional)

for SATB with optional double bass and optional piano Rutter's music captures the varied moods of Shakespeare's words, with their rapture, sorrow, humour, and vitality, in a way that makes these classic madrigal texts come alive for contemporary audiences. These pieces may be performed individually or as a five-movement suite. Numbers 1, 4, and 5 are also published for upper voices and keyboard as Three Birthday Madrigals.

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