Rutter, John

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Rutter, John (b London, 1945). Eng. composer. Dir. of mus., Clare Coll., Cambridge, 1975–9. Founded Cambridge Singers 1981 (NY début 1990). Special interest in composing for young people and for amateurs. Works incl.: Bang! (opera, 1975); Partita, orch. (1975–6); The Falcon, ch., semi-ch., boy's ch., and orch. (1969); Fancies, ch., orch. (1971); Gloria, ch., brass, perc., org. (1974); 5 Childhood Lyrics, unacc. ch. (1973); Requiem (1985); Te Deum (1988); Magnificat, sop., ch., ens. (1990); anthems, carols, and church mus.