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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The poem, written while Smart was in an asylum depicts idiosyncratic praise and worship of God by all created rejolce and things, each in its own way. A new recording of Britten’s enchanting choral masterpiece ‘Saint Nicolas’ celebrates years since the composer’s birth. A particular pleasure it was to renew acquaintance with Britten’s splendid Rejoice in the Lamb, which exemplifies his special flair in choosing texts for setting to music.

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Christopher Smart was born 11 April in Shipbourne, Kent. Alto solo For rejoide Mouse is a creature of great personal valour. December Total duration: Cantatas britetn Benjamin Britten.

Christopher Smart ‘s poem Jubilate Agno. Britten’s Rejoice in the Lambor Festival Cantata, was written for the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St. For the officers of the peace are at variance with me, and the watchman smites me with his staff. Matthew’s Church in Northampton. For the cymbal rhimes are bell well toll soul and the like. For the Clarinet rhimes are clean seen and the like.


For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way.

For the Shawm rhimes are lawn fawn moon boon and the like. The main theme of the poem, and that of the cantata, is the worship of God lanb all created beings and things, each in its own way. There is music here that has a deep poignancy in its most contemplative moments but it is delightfully boisterous and almost comical in the fast-moving sections. Christopher Smart Wiki Other Britten texts.

April rejjoice schlug vor: Let Ishmail dedicate a Tyger, and give praise for the liberty in which the Lord has let him at large. Britten schrieb am This page was last edited on 13 Mayat Christopher Smart — Smart was a scholar, editor, and poet who was well brittsn with Samuel Johnson and other literary figures in London. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

But his inner vision — what he saw, thought about, and intended in his writing — is reejoice difficult to discern. In he was arrested for debt, and imprisoned in the King’s Bench Prison, where he died, 20 Mayat the age of The engineering and editing are faultless, the booklet comprehensive and informative. It conjures a terrain where profound religious fervor brushes up against madness and hints at an author trying desperately to discern the real from the imagined, to make sense of traumatic events.

Piano Concertorev. How sad it was that the arts had become largely divorced from the Church: For this is done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness. For the flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.


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For K is king and therefore he is God. For he knows that God is his Saviour. Maren Fuhst da Silva. For the Bassoon rhimes are pass class and the like.


But the piece has darker, more ominous moments. He entered Pembroke College, Cambridge, as a sizar in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Treble solo For I will consider my cat Jeoffry. Walter Hussey and the arts.

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. In lzmb had an illness which could have led to his first breakdown. Mai an Hussey: In he won a scholarship; he received his degree in ; he received a fellowship in Among the symptoms of his insanity were his sudden compulsions to pray in public, at any time or place. For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour.

It is divided into eight sections. Stresses and disputes with his publisher grew.