A Gaelic Blessing
John Rutter

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A re-entry for Rutter's choral miniature, which was last in the chart in 2013 at Number 249

Rutter is known for his beautiful simplistic choral miniatures and this is the finest example of them all. Commissioned by an American Methodist church, the lush string accompaniment perfectly matches the serene text Rutter chooses to set. Lasting under two minutes, A Gaelic Blessing is an enduring popular choice at weddings, christenings and funerals.

Christ Blessing by Giovanni Bellini (c.1460).