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For the Beauty of the Earth

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John Rutter

John Rutter (arr. Dawson)

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General Info

Year:1864 / 2009
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Arrangers Publishing Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.50


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Program Notes

For the Beauty of the Earth is a Christian hymn with text by Folliott S. Pierpoint (1835-1917). Pierpoint was 29 at the time he wrote this hymn; he was mesmerised by the beauty of the countryside that surrounded him. The work first appeared in 1864 in a book of Eucharistic Hymns and Poems.

English composer John Rutter's composition for SATB, SA, or TTBB choir with piano/organ or orchestra accompaniment is a widely performed choral setting of this text. Other settings include those by Geoffrey Shaw and Philip Stopford. Along with such hymns as Come, Ye Thankful People, Come and We Gather Together, this is a hymn that is often sung during the Thanksgiving holiday period in many churches in America.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

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