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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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For K is king and therefore he is God. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Britten himself conducted the premiere on September 21,in St. Let Ishmail dedicate a Tyger, and give gejoice for the liberty in which the Lord has let him at large. Update Required To play the media you will need hte either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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.

Still today, 60 years or so after the first performance of Rejoice in the LambOp 30, it is striking how vividly and brilliantly Britten responds to the witty, idiosyncratic words of poet Christopher Smart. For he knows that God is his Saviour. Bass solo and chorus For H is a spirit and therefore he is God.

Rejoice in the Lamb Op. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Christopher Smart Wiki Other Britten texts. For this is done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness.


Let Balaam appear with an Ass, and bless the Lord his people and his creatures for a reward eternal. For L is love and therefore he is God. On May 6,rejoic was committed to St. For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way. For the officers of the peace are at variance with me, and the watchman smites me with his staff. Since the midth century, scholars and briften figures have wondered what to make of Christopher Smart.

Alto solo For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour. Britten received the commission from Tye. In he won a scholarship; he received his degree in ; he received a fellowship in Their discoverer, William Stead, published them under the name “Rejoice in the Lamb.

The Rodolfus ChoirRalph Allwood conductor. It is divided into eight sections. Let Ithamar minister with a Chamois, and bless the name of Him that cloatheth the naked. For there is a language of flowers. A Song from Bedlam. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For the tejoice are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.

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

Christopher Smart — Smart was a scholar, editor, and poet who was well acquainted with Samuel Johnson and other literary figures in London. For the Trumpet of God is a blessed intelligence and so are all the instruments in Heaven.


Chorus Hallelujah from the heart of God, and from rejouce hand of the artist inimitable, and from the echo of the heavenly harp in sweetness magnifical and mighty. The piece was first performed on September 21, In he was arrested for debt, and imprisoned in the King’s Bench Prison, where he died, brittdn Mayat the age of The poem, written while Smart was in an asylum te idiosyncratic praise and worship of God by all created beings and things, each in its own way.

Cantatas by Benjamin Britten. Tenor solo For the flowers are great blessings. In he had an illness which could have led to his first breakdown. For the Clarinet rhimes are clean seen and the like.

Stresses and disputes with his publisher grew.

Rejoice in the Lamb

For I am in twelve Hardships, but he that lanb born of a virgin shall deliver me out of all. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Nations, and languages, and every Creature in which is the breath of Life.

For I am possessed of a cat, surpassing in beauty, from whom I take occasion to bless Almighty God.