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The Lamb

By John Tavener

SATB Choir and Accompaniment (SATB choir a cappella)
Composed by John Tavener (1944-). Music Sales America. Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH55570. Published by Chester Music (HL.14032886).

Item Number: HL.14032886

ISBN 9780711949041. 6.75x10.5 inches. English. John Tavener Words by William Blake.

The Lamb is John Tavener's setting of William Blake's poem for unaccompanied SATB (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) choir.

John Tavener's mesmerising choral work The Lamb hasbeen a firm favourite since its composition in 1982. Audiences love the beautiful simplicity of the words and the lush harmonies that the different Vocal parts create. The piece was composed by Tavener in just oneafternoon, and was dedicated to his nephew's third birthday. Although the piece is unaccompanied, a Piano accompaniment is included for rehearsal purposes.

This particular piece is challenging yet rewarding, with divergent,almost discordant parts in the first verse, as the poem asks ambiguous questions. During the second verse, however, the song breaks into an uplifting harmony as the poem resolves to an epiphany. When performed well, TheLamb is quietly atmospheric and a joy to hear.

So for something special for your four-part choir to perform, John Tavener's The Lamb is a hauntingly pretty piece that is sure to leave youraudiences speechless.

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  • November 07, 2016 The Lamb by John Tavener

    Good teaching tool and a beautiful piece of music. Excellent for experiencing discords.

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    skaneateles new york
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  • July 15, 2011 the lamb

    exactly what i wanted to find ... have been listening to anonymous 4 sing this piece for years and finally found it in print ... thank you for your fine service and good pricing ... it will become a treasured addition to our 4-part womens' ensemble collection ... thank you again

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    John Ockwell
    Sydney Australia
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  • December 17, 2008 Young Adolescent choral Success !

    This marvellous piece is a gem. Used for study of inversion and chromaticism it is terrific....or just sung through, it is possible and absolutely beautiful. You will need boys to low 'E'...they love it when they get it ! I urge you to have a look at this little...

    masterpiece. John Ockwell Sydney Australia

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