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His Jubilate was commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund for the annual St Cecilia Service and first performed by the combined Choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral, under the direction of Andrew Carwood, in St Paul’s Cathedral on 21 November 2012. The text uses both Latin and English and the music is celebratory in character. It is particularly written with the resonant acoustics of St Paul’s in mind and makes use of frequent rests to punctuate the music. The Latin text is set first, followed by a contrasting section in which the trebles trumpet out the English text over a dancing accompaniment in the lower voices; the opening music returns briefly to end the work on a joyful note.
from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2014
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