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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Smart was well educated, learning Latin and Greek and writing poetry as a young boy. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Their discoverer, William Stead, published them under the name “Rejoice in the Lamb. Stresses and disputes with his publisher grew. In he was arrested for debt, and imprisoned in the King’s Bench Prison, where he died, 20 Mayat the age of Chorus For I am under the same accusation with my Saviour, for they said, he is besides himself.

For the flower glorifies God and the root parries the adversary. For I am possessed of a cat, surpassing in beauty, from whom I take occasion to bless Almighty God.

For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest. In he won a scholarship; he received his degree in ; he received a fellowship in Christopher Smart ‘s poem Jubilate Agno. The Providence Singers Inc.


Although he was prolific, he was unable to support himself and his family in his style of living. A brilliant, vivid master of language, yes.

Walter Hussey and the arts. Chorus Hallelujah from the heart of God, and from the hand of the artist inimitable, and from the echo of the heavenly harp in sweetness magnifical and mighty. How sad it was that the arts had become largely divorced from the Church: Matthew’s Church in Northampton.


For God the Father Almighty plays upon the Harp of stupendous magnitude and melody. 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. It was published as Rejoice in the Lamb: December Total duration: List of compositions by Benjamin Britten.

The presence is breathtaking, the singing of both soloists and choir are quite superb, and the accompaniment by the organi Christopher Smart — Smart was a scholar, editor, and poet who was well acquainted with Samuel Johnson and other literary figures in London. Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30 First line:. 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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Benjamin Britten | Rejoice in the Lamb

Let Balaam appear eejoice an Ass, and bless the Lord his people and his creatures for a reward eternal. The main theme of the poem, and that of the cantata, is the worship of God by all created beings and things, each in its own way. Many choirs and organists could learn much from this jubilant release, which proves that the Temple Church Choir is among the very best.

For K is king and therefore he is God. For L is love and therefore he is God.

It was a suitable choice to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the consecration of St. This page was last edited on 13 Mayat For the trumpet rhimes are sound bound soar more and the like.

Rejoice in the Lamb – Wikipedia

For the Mouse is of an hospitable disposition. It is divided into eight sections. Let Jakim with the Satyr bless God in the dance.