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Blessing

John Rutter, Catrin Finch Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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  • Composer: John Rutter
  • Audio CD (12 Nov 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B009DJB6NE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,059 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A Gaelic Blessing: Meditation
2. The Lord Bless You and Keep You: Meditation
3. Lullaby for Ana Gwyn
4. Celtic Concerto: Jig a Jig
5. Celtic Concerto: Hireath
6. Celtic Concerto: Solstice
7. Bugeilio's Gwenith Gwyn
8. Beth Yw'r Haf I Mi?
9. Migldi Magldi
10. Suite Lyrique: Prelude
11. Suite Lyrique: Ostinato
12. Suite Lyrique: Aria
13. Suite Lyrique: Waltz
14. Suite Lyrique: Chanson
15. Suite Lyrique: Rondeau
16. Lullaby for Pegi
17. A Clare Benediction

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Product Description

For Blessing, former Royal Harpist Catrin Finch plays music by the British composer, John Rutter, as well as new pieces and arrangements of her own. The album includes new works by John Rutter, and the World Premiere recording of his Suite Lyrique for harp and strings. Further highlights include arrangements of traditional Welsh folksongs, where Catrin Finch is joined by award-winning Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.

Product Description

For Blessing, former Royal Harpist Catrin Finch plays music by the British composer, John Rutter, as well as new pieces and arrangements of her own. The album includes new works by John Rutter, and the World Premiere recording of his Suite Lyrique for harp and strings. Further highlights include arrangements of traditional Welsh folksongs, where Catrin Finch is joined by award-winning Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 12 Nov 2012
By Mattykg
Format:Audio CD
What an absolutely fantastic recording. John Rutter's music is brought to life in a way I never imagined possible by the sublime musicality of Catrin Finch. Catrin's own works though are the highlight of this CD- what a debut! Absolutely brilliant to hear the wonderful ELin Manahan Thomas and Sinfonia Cymru on here too. This CD is a must for any fans of John Rutter, the harp, Wales and Music in general.Buy it!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 23 Nov 2012
By FrElise
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely beautiful music, always been a fan of John Rutter and the whole CD is gorgeous, but i particularly love the Celtic Concerto composed by Catrin - its breathtaking harp and gives me those spine tingles when a piece is really emotive - can imagine it as a film soundtrack for something epic! Christmas is easy this year, multiple purchases intended!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! 28 Nov 2012
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What an absolutely brilliant album. Beautifully composed and arranged in every way. Listing to it is pure bliss. . .a few of the tracks sent shivers down my spine. Truly beautiful. You wont be disappointed if you purchase this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Album 3 Dec 2012
By Ron
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This is just what can be expected when 2 brilliant people collaborate. Stunning music by everybody involved, including the production team.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just wonderful 16 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had never listen to music played on the harp before.
I love John Rutters music anyway, but the harp playing of Catrin Finch
and the singing of Elin Manahan Thomas made it out of this world.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A treat for myself to listen in the car 5 Dec 2012
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Beautiful, unusual voice and gorgeous lyrics. I'd never heard it before and liked it instantly. Thank you very much, that's all
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it for the parts I was interested in 12 Feb 2013
By RKI
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A lovely CD , especially the parts I was interested in - Catrin Finch's Celtic Contero is a pleasure. But then the rest of the CD is good, too. John Rutter has yet to disappoint. Well satisfied.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely music 17 April 2014
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I really enjoy listening to this music, it's calming and soothing so pleasant to listen to. I played some of the tracks to a class of Primary school children as part of 'listening and appreciating' music, they all gave it a good review and they are very hard to please! Buy it if you like melodic music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank God for men like John.
Beautiful.
Published 1 month ago by Masterplanner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great piece of music
Published 1 month ago by Dennis Childs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My favourite composer. Beautiful
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Joan Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and calm
Beautiful - we needed some music for the meditation time at a funeral and this was perfect.. not maudlin at all, just very very peaceful.
Published 2 months ago by workaltid
5.0 out of 5 stars John Rutter and Catrin Finch BLESSING
I suppose I mearly
Chose this rating
because I both love
John Rutter
and Catrin Finch
and to find them both together was a bonus
fantastic couldn't... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ms. J. E. S. Essex
5.0 out of 5 stars Blessed!
Very talented harpist and wonderful composer together - bought as a gift for my Mother, who loves it. Highly recommended.
Published 6 months ago by Alan Wake
4.0 out of 5 stars Angelic harp!
I bought this cd primarily for the harp music, which is exquisite. I'm not a huge fan of John Rutter but it isn't bad. The harp sells the cd.
Published 6 months ago by Diane Clifford
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Perfect for a wind-down Sunday afternoon. Great background music and a delight if you have time to listen to the detail. Finch's harp is wonderful and the arrangements are a joy. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chriset
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy listening
This is a typical Catrin Finch Album, easy to listen to, and makes you want to hear it time and time again
Published 7 months ago by N.Norman
5.0 out of 5 stars Rutter by Catrin Finch
This disc is a must for lovers of the music composed by John Rutter. Catrin Finch's expertise cannot be surpassed. This pairing cannot be bested anywhere.
Published 9 months ago by MEG
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