In 11th place were the Colts performing John Rutter’s “Magnificat,” originally a 1990 large-scale work for orchestra and chorus. The music is inspired by the service of Vespers in both Roman Catholic and protestant church traditions. Rutter claims his version was especially influenced by the music of J.S. Bach, despite his quite modernistic approach to the musical settings. Specifically, Rutter said he set out to write a work infused with “Mediterranean sunshine and celebration.”
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