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John Joubert

Born: 1927. Died: 2019. Lived in: England

John Jouber was a British composer of South African descent, particularly of choral works. He lived in Moseley, a suburb of Birmingham, England, for over 40 years. A music academic at the universities of Hull and Birmingham for 36 years, Joubert took early retirement in 1986 to concentrate on composing and has remained active into his 80s. Though perhaps best known for his choral music, particularly the carols Torches and There is No Rose of Such Virtue and the anthem O Lorde, the Maker of Al Thing, Joubert has composed over 160 works including two symphonies; violin, piano and bassoon concertos; and seven operas.

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John Joubert : Five Songs Of Incarnation : SATB : Songbook : 14017285

John Joubert : Five Songs Of Incarnation

Five Songs of Incarnation is planned to be performed as a cycle in celebration of the Nativity. Each song is prefaced by quotations from the first chapter of St. John's Gospel set for tenor solo and SATB unaccompanied. Although the work is designed as a single entity to be performed without a break, individual songs may be performed separately, with or without their respective preface. Four of the songs are reworkings of carols from the composer's earlier Five Carols for Five Voices, Op. 78. The central song, I Sing of a Maiden, is new, as are the prefaces for tenor solo.

Songlist: I Sing Of A Maiden, Let Us Gather Hand In Hand, Make We Joy Now In This Feast, Of A Rose, A Lovely Rose, When Christ Was Born Of Mary

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Voicing: SATB | 7712b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella

John Joubert : Carols & Anthems for Mixed Voices : SATB : Songbook : 884088439835 : 0711984808 : 14006208

John Joubert : Carols & Anthems for Mixed Voices

John Joubert's compositional range is considerable, yet it is with his short choral works in the Anglican tradition that his mastery has been best appreciated. Here for the first time collected in one handsome volume are a dozen of the finest, with texts from both the biblical and non-liturgical. This anthology from a lifetime's output is convincing proof of a composer who still has much new to say in this most demanding medium.

Songlist: Christ is Risen, There Is No Rose, Glory and Honor, The Souls of the Righteous, Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, O Lord, Maker of All Things, O Praise God In His Holiness, The Beatitudes, The Christ-Child Lay, Coversdale's Carol, All And Some Nowell Sing We, Hymn To The Virgin

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Voicing: SATB | 7714b | Songbook | $19.95

John Joubert : The Right Human Face : Solo : Songbook : 196288068426 : 1705164781 : 00456482

John Joubert : The Right Human Face

The last completed composition by John Joubert before his death in 2019, setting a text by Edwin Muir for baritone and piano. This song was intended to be the first in a cycle about marriage.

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Voicing: Solo | 11745b | Songbook | $8.95

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Blessed Lord : SATB : John Joubert : Songbook : 00298202 : 888680951399

John Joubert : Blessed Lord

'Blessed Lord' is Joubert's last choral work and was written as part of the Cranmer Anthem Book and first performed by Wells Cathedral Choir in December 2018.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $4.00 |

There Is No Rose : SSAA : John Joubert : Sheet Music : 01069704 : 196288095682 : 1705174558

John Joubert : There Is No Rose

Written for Hulme Grammar Schools for Girls, this is the composer's own arrangement for upper voices of his haunting and much-loved carol.

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 01069704

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