• John Joubert
  • Lines From "The Youth Of Man", Op. 90 (1977)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned for the composers' 50th birthday with funds from the Barber Trust

  • SATB
  • 6 min

Programme Note

John Joubert: Lines from 'The Youth of Man'

The Lines from 'The Youth of Man' is dedicated to the University of Birmingham Motet Choir. Crafted with the composer's usual skill in choral writing, it uses the technique whereby two voice parts often double each other an octave apart. In three continuous sections, it rises to three climaxes, the third of them, which is the biggest, has much subdivision at the words 'Depths of thyself'. These are then repeated as the quietening peroration.