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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

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


Studio Master: SIGCD465Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Britten: Christ's Nativity & other choral works
CDA66825Archive Service
Byrd & Britten: Choral Works
Studio Master: SIGCD481Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The Feast of St Michael and All Angels at Westminster Abbey


Track 5 on CDA67643 [2'32]
Track 15 on CDA66825 [2'29] Archive Service
Track 5 on SIGCD465 [2'38] Download only
Track 4 on SIGCD481 [2'21] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66825 track 15

Recording date
21 October 1995
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Britten: Christ's Nativity & other choral works (CDA66825)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: November 1995
    Deletion date: November 2012
    Archive Service
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