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Track(s) taken from CDA66220

Jubilate Deo in E flat

composer
August 1934, not published until 1984
author of text
Psalm 100

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (organ), David Hill (conductor)
Recording details: June 1986
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: January 1987
Total duration: 2 minutes 35 seconds
 
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Jubilate Deo in E flat  [2'35]

Reviews

'Not to be missed' (Gramophone)

'The ensemble is superb, the solo work amazingly mature, and the range of tonal coloring a delight. This is an outstanding collection, beautifully and atmospherically recorded' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)
This setting of the 100th Psalm was written in August 1934 and intended as a companion piece to the Te Deum in C which preceded it by some three weeks. Britten decided against publishing this first Jubilate setting and it did not appear in print until 1984. The composer had, however, produced a second Jubilate setting in 1961 at the request of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The original Te Deum of 1934 has been described by Peter Evans as ‘self-consciously economical’ and earlier by Constant Lambert as ‘drab and penitential’. Such criticisms could scarcely be applied to the Jubilate Deo which already bears the imprint of a genius at word-setting and contains several characteristic harmonic shifts to intrigue the ear.

from notes by Peter Lamb 1986

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