The Music's Always There With You
Conductor's score and parts on hire
Forces or Category: SATB (with divisions) & piano/chamber orchestra
Orchestration: 2 hn, pno, hp, str
for SATB (with divisions) and piano or chamber orchestra
Rutter's charming piece sets a secular text by the composer that emphasises the significance of music and harmony in an ephemeral world. A simple accompaniment figure in the piano provides the backdrop to alternating unison and polyphonic verses that manage to capture both nostalgia for what was and optimism for what is to come.