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Britten - Holst: Rejoice in the Lamb op. 30 (1943) 16'
Festival Cantata for chorus with orchestral accompaniment

Music Text

Christopher Smart (E)

Scoring

1.1.1.1-1.0.0.0-perc(1):timp/gong(ad lib)/susp.cym/tgl/cast/wdbl/ tamb-organ(ad lib)-strings(minimum:2.2.2.2.1)

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Repertoire Note

Imogen Holst’s orchestration of Rejoice in the Lamb was made, at Britten’s request, for a concert given at the 1952 Aldeburgh Festival. Scored for a small orchestra, it realizes orchestral colours latent in the more familiar organ version with great skill and imagination.



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