A Gaelic Blessing
John Rutter


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The first of 2 entries for Rutter in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This has appeared in the chart 9 times since it first featured in 2005.

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).