One of Britten’s most popular and performed works in this genre, Rejoice in the Lamb was written for the 50th anniversary of St. Matthew’s church, Northampton. and Rejoice in the Lamb (poetry by Christopher Smart, music by Benjamin Britten ) I am standing here under the “canon snuffer” today because. Rejoice in the Lamb, Op First line: Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues. composer. Benjamin Britten (). author of text. Christopher Smart.

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Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb

All articles that may contain original research Articles that may contain original research from May rejoiice Don’t show me this message again. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme The sound these choirs make is of great beauty, and is captured in a flawless recording Church and patronage in 20th century Britain: Britten’s Rejoice in the Lambor Festival Cantata, was written for the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St.

Mai an Hussey: April und schlug vor: Hussey wrote of the work. For this is a true case: How sad it was that the arts had become largely divorced from the Church: Setting excerpts from Jubilate Agno was a fascinating choice for Britten. For this time is perceptible to man by a remarkable stillness and serenity of soul.


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It begins with a hushed prayer that leads on to an invocation of a whole series of Old Testament characters sung to some thrilling, rhythmically taxing, music. Christopher Smart ‘s poem Jubilate Agno.

For the flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ. Other recordings available for download. The piece is scored for male choir, organ, percussion, and four soloists. Hallelujah from the heart of God, and from the hand of the artist inn, and from the echo of the heavenly harp in sweetness magnifical and mighty. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or ih the checkbox dejoice accept the defaults.

Cantata by Benjamin Britten. List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: For the Bassoon rejoive are pass class and the like. Since the midth century, scholars and literary figures have wondered what to make of Christopher Smart. Many choirs and organists could learn much from this jubilant release, which proves that the Temple Church Choir is among the very best.

For he knows that God is his Saviour. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. If you will let her go, I will engage you, as prodigious a creature as you are. Let Nimrod, the mighty hunter, bind a Leopard to the altar and consecrate his spear to the Lord.


In he had an illness which could have led to rjeoice first breakdown. The piece was first performed on September 21, For the flower glorifies God and the root parries the adversary. Walter Hussey in Marchbegan composing in May, and completed the work in July.

Benjamin Britten | Rejoice in the Lamb – San Francisco Choral Society

Stresses and disputes with his publisher grew. It was published as Rejoice in the Lamb: The text for the cantata is excerpted from a labm entitled “Jubilate Agno”, by Christopher Smart. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

A brilliant, vivid master of language, yes. The text is a celebration of the creator God found in all things.

Nations, and languages, and every Creature in which is the breath of Life. It is divided into eight sections.

Let Jakim with the Satyr bless God in the dance.