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Track(s) taken from CDA66825

Jubilate in C

First line:
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands
1961; for the choir of St George's, Windsor
author of text
Psalm 100

Holst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor), David Goode (organ)
Recording details: October 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 2 minutes 29 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
Huddersfield Choral Society, Aidan Oliver (conductor), Thomas Trotter (organ)
Jesus College Choir Cambridge, Mark Williams (conductor), Jordan Wong (organ)


'Their commitment to what they are singing rings out with every note. A Boy was Born is imbued with more ravishing feeling than I would have thought possible' (Organists' Review)

'Remarquable! Les Holst Singers se révèlent être de remarquables interprètes de leur cher répertoire national. Cette anthologie atteste du niveau vocal et musical de ce choeur (et donc de leur chef Stephen Layton)' (Diapason, France)

'Interpretaciones tan refrescantes como escrupulosas' (CD Compact, Spain)
The “courts of the Lord” are mentioned in Benjamin Britten’s Jubilate Deo, but Britten’s celebration of the refuge and protection provided by Christian belief is markedly more extroverted than in Vaughan Williams’s Abinger setting. The swirling organ line and vaulting vocal parts suggest exhilaration and fervour, although the sudden hush that descends at the words “world without end” brings sudden introspection, and a reminder of the deep, unfathomable mysteries underlying God’s creation.

from notes by Terry Blain © 2016

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