Distant Land (2004 Edition)
 
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Distant Land (2004 Edition)

14 Jun 2004 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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6:08
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4:01
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3:52
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4:01
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3:01
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2:40
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3:18
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2:41
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3:30
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10
2:42
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11
3:21
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12
1:43
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3:05
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3:06
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3:15
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16
2:51
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17
7:59
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18
7:49
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19
7:43


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Jun 2004
  • Release Date: 14 Jun 2004
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Universal Classics & Jazz
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  • Total Length: 1:16:46
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  • ASIN: B003VSBTCG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,475 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By msuxg on 25 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a CD of Orchestral Music by a composer usually most well known for his Choral Music (particularly at Christmas).
Released in 2003, none of the music is that new, but for the majority they are World Premiere recordings.
Rutters strong choral connection shows through - all of the pieces were either originally songs - folk songs, carols, even pop songs, and the suite that is the exeception has since had a movement turned into a Christmas carol.
It's typical Rutter style. Beautiful music, great tunes. Nothing shocking or disturbing. The Beatles Concerto is a little cheesy perhaps - full romantic-style concerto for two pianos and orchestra based on Beatles song.
Recommended to all those who know and enjoy the music of John Rutter.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 27 Dec 2005
Format: Audio CD
As a flautist, I'm fairly critical of classical C.D.'s and recordings. Having performed the Suite Antique, I have formed my own impressions and interpretations of the way the music is 'meant' to be played. However, I think this recording is excellent, and the flautist really does this epic work justice. The other music on the C.D. is also well done.
If you haven't spent much time listening to John Rutter before, now really is the time to. He is an amazing composer, taking genius ideas from earlier composers like Bach, and developing to their best advantage.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Oct 2010
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This is a record of music that would fall into the category of English Light Music: and what a fine example it is! Five pieces of 'easy listening' played by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Rutter himself as conductor. The opening title track is a quite beautiful piece for soprano (Melanie Marshall), choir (The Cambridge Singers) and orchestra. The remaining pieces are for orchestra alone, some up-tempo, some slow and languorous: Five Meditations for Orchestra, a Suite for Strings, Suite Antique and a quite delightful and playful reworking of themes fropm the Beatles into a Concerto for Two Pianos (Peter Rostal and Paul Schaefer). A thoroughly enjoyable disc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John M on 4 Feb 2009
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I have always enjoyed John Rutter's music but before I bought this CD I had thought of him as primarily a choral composer. However apart from the excellent title track this CD is entirely orchestral. Every single track is a joy to listen to and though I understand that most of the music is not new, it was all new to me. I have played it again and again without becoming tired of it. For me, John Rutter is our finest living composer.
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