John Rutter is well-known for his exquisite Christmas music, and this lovely piece continues his fine tradition. I Wish You Christmas sets a delightfully captivating text to an equally wonderful piano accompaniment. Filled with the musical warmth for which Rutter is so renowned, it’s perfect for setting the mood in secular holiday concerts.
I wish you music, I wish you song,
With voices echoing, joyous and strong;
I wish you church bells, ringing true and clear;
I wish you Christmas, a merry Christmas,
A merry Christmas to remember all the year.
Click here to listen to a beautiful recording of this new work, featuring the stunning orchestration. Some other favorite Christmas works by John Rutter include: Angels’ Carol, Candlelight Carol, Star Carol, and The Very Best Time of Year.