Christmas Lullaby is a popular sacred choral composition by John Rutter , a lullaby for Christmas. He wrote his own text, beginning " Clear in the darkness ",  three stanzas with the refrain " Ave Maria ". The work was published by Oxford University Press in Christmas Lullaby has been recorded several times,  notably with the composer conducting the Cambridge Singers on an album The John Rutter Christmas Album.
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The haunting melody of the verses and the reflective refrain of 'Ave Maria' have made this an immensely popular carol. A version for upper voices is also available. 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 to he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 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. John Rutter's music has been widely recorded and is available on many record labels including Universal, Naxos, and Hyperion. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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