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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Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The poem, written while Smart was in an asylum depicts idiosyncratic praise and worship of God by all created beings and things, each in its own way.

Hussey wrote of the work. On May 6,he was committed to St. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number brittten formats. Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 First line:. The site is also available in several languages.

Ih und schlug vor: For the instruments are by their rhimes. Let Ishmail dedicate a Tyger, and give praise for the liberty in which the Lord has let him at large.

For the flower glorifies God and the root parries the adversary. This page was last edited on 13 Mayat The Rodolfus ChoirRalph Allwood conductor.


Britten’s Rejoice in the Lambor Festival Cantata, was written for the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is wonderful indeed to laamb two substantial Purcell works Te Deum, My beloved spake and with instrumental rather than organ accompaniment.

A Song from Bedlam. List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: For the trumpet rhimes are sound bound soar more and the like. Alto solo For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour. The engineering and editing are faultless, the booklet comprehensive and informative.

His friends tried to support him as he moved toward an asylum and debtors prison.

Benjamin Britten | Rejoice in the Lamb

Views Read Edit View history. It was a suitable choice to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St. For I am possessed of a cat, surpassing in beauty, from whom I take occasion to bless Almighty God. The eighteenth century poet was in an insane asylum when he wrote it, and although there is a delightful sense of madness in the poem, the religious character of the work is the most striking.

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Smart was a prolific writer; he had published verse in Gentleman’s Magazineand had many works to his name. Smart was well educated, learning Latin and Greek and writing poetry as a young boy.

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.


Chorus For I am under the same accusation with my Saviour, for they said, he is besides himself. Christopher Smart Wiki Other Britten texts.

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For the harp rhimes are sing ring string and the like. For he knows that God is his Saviour. It was published as Rejoice in the Lamb: The Biblical references fairly tumble over each other — Nimrod, Ishmail, Balaam, Ithamar, David, Jakim — as they would for a ln, attentive, habitual reader of Scripture.

From he lived in various asylums. Let Jakim with the Satyr bless God in the dance.


How sad it was that the arts had become largely divorced from the Llamb A brilliant, vivid master of language, yes. The sound these choirs make is of great beauty, and is captured in a flawless recording For the dulcimer rhimes briten grace place beat heat and the like.

Britten dessen Kenntnis es sich wahrscheinlich entz og, dass Walton bereits gefragt wurde und die Einladung abgelehnt hatte antwortete darauf in seinem Brief vom 5.