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Joubert, John

Ernest Bradbury

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(Pierre Herman)

(b Cape Town, March 20, 1927). British composer of South African origin. He studied composition with Bell at the South African College of Music, Cape Town, and in London at the RAM (1946–56) with Holland and Ferguson. He was a lecturer in music at Hull University from 1950 to 1962, moving from there to the University of Birmingham, where he later held the post of reader in music (1969–86). In 1991 he received an honorary DMus from Durham University.

Joubert's reputation was quickly established after he won the Novello anthem competition in 1952 with O Lorde, the Maker of Al Thing, which like the carols Torches and There is no Rose, was soon added to the repertory of cathedral and other choirs. Joubert has since fulfilled many commissions for the Anglican church and his contribution to the British choral tradition has proved central to his achievement. In addition to smaller-scale sacred and secular settings (such as ...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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