Composer John Rutter in his studio at his home, where he composes carols that are sung throughout the English-speaking world, in Hemingford Abbots, England, Nov. 10, 2017. Rutter is widely known for his carols, but his large-scale choral works — the “Gloria” (1974), “Requiem” (1985), “Magnificat” (1990) and “Mass of the Children” (2003) — are also performed everywhere, especially in the U.S. (Andrew Testa/The New York Times)