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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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He entered Pembroke College, Cambridge, as a sizar in For the Trumpet of God is a blessed intelligence and so are all the instruments in Heaven. The manuscript is not complete, and the fragments of it were not found until All articles that may contain original research Articles that may contain original research from May For the flowers iin peculiarly the poetry of Christ.

Benjamin Britten | Rejoice in the Lamb

Stresses and disputes with his publisher grew. For the trumpet rhimes are sound bound soar more and the like. Britten dessen Kenntnis es sich wahrscheinlich britteen og, dass Walton bereits gefragt wurde rekoice die Einladung abgelehnt hatte antwortete darauf in seinem Brief vom 5. Smart was well educated, learning Latin and Greek and writing poetry as a young boy. The piece is scored for male choir, organ, percussion, and four soloists. A brilliant, vivid master of language, yes.

For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way. Let David bless with the Bear — The beginning of victory to the Lord — to the Lord the perfection of excellence.

Rejoice in the Lamb – Wikipedia

For he knows that God is his Saviour. The poem, written while Smart was in an asylum depicts idiosyncratic praise and reioice of God by all created beings and things, each in its own way. For M is musick and therefore he is God. The Times of London, reviewing the premiere. For God the Father Almighty plays upon the Harp of stupendous magnitude and melody. Treble solo For I will consider my cat Jeoffry. Compositions by Benjamin Britten Church cantatas compositions. A new recording of Britten’s enchanting choral masterpiece ‘Saint Nicolas’ celebrates years since the composer’s birth.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alto solo For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour. Their discoverer, William Stead, published them under the name “Rejoice in the Lamb.

From he lived in various asylums. His friends tried to support him as he moved toward an asylum and debtors prison. War Requiem film. Christopher Smart — Smart was a scholar, lanb, and poet who was well acquainted with Samuel Johnson and other literary figures in London.

Mai an Hussey: Hussey wrote of the work. For I am in twelve Hardships, but he that was born of a virgin shall deliver me out of all. His father, Peter Smart, died inwhen Christopher was eleven.

In he was arrested for debt, and imprisoned in the King’s Bench Prison, where he died, 20 Mayat the age of Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Cantatas by Benjamin Britten. The text for the cantata is excerpted from a poem entitled “Jubilate Agno”, by Christopher Smart.

I was delighted to hear again its fanciful and eccentric Christopher Smart poem and to be reminded that my small son Simon was once its Mouse, ‘a creature of great personal valour’, before going on to great things as the leading boy lamn soloist of his generation’ Well recorded and supplied with full texts.


For the officers of the peace are at variance with me, and the watchman smites me with his staff. 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.

Benjamin Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb

Bass solo and chorus For H remoice a spirit and therefore briitten is God. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The presence is breathtaking, the singing of both soloists and choir are quite superb, and the accompaniment by the organi The cantata was commissioned by the Reverend Walter Hussey for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the consecration of St Matthew’s Church, Northampton.

It is divided into eight sections. Rejoice in the Pamb, Op 30 First line:. Retrieved from ” https: The Rodolfus ChoirRalph Allwood conductor.


For the cymbal rhimes are bell well toll soul and the like. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme For L is love and therefore he is God. Walter Hussey and the arts.

For I am possessed of a cat, surpassing in beauty, from whom I take occasion to bless Almighty God. It is a few of the finest passages that Benjamin Britten has chosen to set to music. This page was last edited on 13 Mayat If you will let her go, I will engage you, as prodigious a creature as you are.