John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies, including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. From 1975 to 1979 he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 1981 he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world's leading choirs and orchestras.
... lovely melody, easily memorable, with a gentle rocking accompaniment. CMQ July 98 'Gentle melody and midway modulation via flattened leading-note make this sound like an old favourite already. For universal application, no doubt. Organists Review May 99