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. to.˙. ˙ œ.˙ you. ˙ œ you. P. P. P. P. ˙ œ. Deep peace œ œ# œ. Deep peace.˙. Deep.˙#. Deep. -. A GAELIC BLESSING. John Rutter. Gruppo Corale “G. Casiraghi”.

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It is also known by the repeating first line of the text, “Deep peace”. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original PDF on 28 March The pattern is kept for most of the piece.

The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children 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”.


The Dominion of Dreams: 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.

Rutter scored the piece for four vocal parts SATB and organor orchestra. Dynamically, the rutte begins softly pgrowing slightly to mp for the “shining stars”, and again later for “moon and stars”.

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Retrieved 11 January By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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: Views Read Edit View history.

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The composition is characterized as slow-paced and of a gentle nature. Archived from the original PDF on All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Articles with permanently dead external links Pages with timeline metadata.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rutter, an Anglicanset many biblical texts for Christian services.

Gaelic Blessing SATB

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”.

Retrieved 3 July nohn 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. 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.