Written for St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, at the request of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. JUBILATE DEO. For Mixed Choir (SATB) and Organ. Benjamin Britten . Jubilate Deo in C major for choir (SATB) and organ (February , Britten aged 47). Dedication Written for St George’s Chapel, Windsor, at the. Sheet Music – £ – Britten’s Jubilate is written for SATB choir and Organ accompaniment. Benjamin Britten’s birthday (22nd November , Lowestoft) falls.

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AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Rejoice in the Lamb, etc. As a devotional work meant for church performance it was premiered in St. Stephen Layton conducts Polyphony in a pure version that benefits from a superb Hyperion recording.

Royal Dso from Peterborough Cathedral. Britten saw this as a springboard for a possible completion of a full service for the Anglican Daily Office, but although he completed a Venite for the same performing forces, the project was left unfinished.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! He never abandoned the principles of tonality and was a ‘modern’ composer who reached a mass audience and a conservative whose originality no radical would sensibly deny. Rejoice in the Lamb: When Britten completed his Te Deum in C major inhe can hardly have anticipated that some 27 years later he would receive a Royal commission for a companion Jubilate Deo.

Additionally, like the earlier work, Jubilate Deo calls for an SATB choir with organ accompaniment though without the optional trumpet given in the Te Deum score.


Subscribe to our email newsletters. In Jubilate Deo takes somewhat greater license in shaping his phrases according to the accentuation of the words, sometimes emphasizing a particularly ardent melismatic flourish by playing it on a short or weak syllable.

Also written in The bright opening section, as well as the brilliant brtiten with which the work closes, bookends a generally energetic piece with articulate declamation that nonetheless pauses at certain points for reflection — as in the rich, resonant harmonies that stretch out words like “everlasting” and “endureth.

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Also, Jubilate Deo assumes an overall dramatic contour similar in shape to but substantially shortened in length compared to that of Te Deum. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Edinburgh, Englandthe work features a distinctively intuitive harmonic language that nonetheless serves to illuminate rather than overshadow. Streams Videos All Posts.

It is interesting comparing the speeds of the versions from Jubilare and George Guest. O How Glorious is the Kingdom: How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings.

Home Welcome to team Kubilate Email required Address never made public. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It also exhibits Britten ‘s characteristically acute sensibility toward the clarity of the sung text, which in this case comes from Psalm rendered in English translation. In fact, this is no accident; Britten composed the work as a kind of companion piece or addendum to one of britten earliest choral compositions, the Te Deum from A Ceremony of Carols; Hymn to St.

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The Glory of St. A Festival of Britten. This is because it was felt to be too extrovert. Although Benjamin Britten composed his choral work Jubilate Deo relatively late in his career in — well after he had become internationally famous for jubulate brooding, angst-ridden operas — the work recalls a much earlier, brighter style.

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Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in C major

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The Jubilate Deo is a bracing companion to the more substantial Te Deum. In Britten, Pears and Eric Crozier founded the Aldeburgh Festival, now one of the most respected established for new English music.

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Great Artists of the Century: Both works are scored in the key of C. Essentially a vocal composer, Britten won international fame for his operas and song-cycles. Hole in the Sky. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. You are commenting using your WordPress. Notify me of new comments via email.