Christian Ignatius Latrobe (1758-1836)
Text: John 11:25-26
Easter, general use
|Christian Ignatius LaTrobe (1758-1836) was born on February 12, 1758, in Fulneck, England, and was the son of an English Moravian minister, Benjamin H. LaTrobe, Sr., and an American mother, Margaret Antes LaTrobe, the sister of John Antes. LaTrobe was educated in Moravian schools in Germany from 1771 to 1778, where he received sound advice on how to play an organ in church from Bishop August Spangenberg. After teaching at the Moravian school at Niesky from 1779 to 1784, he returned to London and served many years as an administrator of Moravian mission work. He was acquainted with Haydn and other leading musicians of the day and was the only Moravian composer to receive wide recognition outside the church during his lifetime. He retired at Fairfield (near Manchester), England, in 1834, where he died on May 6, 1836.||Glory to Him Who Is the Resurrection was edited from manuscript copies from the Salem and Lititz Congregation collections and the Herbst Collection.
The work is originally scored for 2 oboes, 2 trumpets, trombone, strings and organ. Full score and parts are available from the Moravian Music Foundation.