Tuesday, December 21, 2010

King's College, Cambridge "What Sweeter Music"

I am not a big fan of John Rutter. Indeed, I began my extended hiatus from church music when faced with prospect of having to sin the Rutter Magnificat for, like, the 5th time in my life. Anyway, most of his stuff strikes me as English High Church mush. But this is not. You might know this piece from Christmas music. Or you might know it as the background music for Volvo ads that were run about 10 ten years ago. What you may not know is that Rutter, who has written tons of church music, and is laughing all the way to the Bank of England, is an agnostic.

And that's the kind of insight that we pride ourselves on here at tmfw.