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Hyperion Records

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Our Lady with the Infant Jesus riding on a Lamb, with St John by William Blake (1757-1827)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Crown Copyright
Track(s) taken from CDH55414
Recording details: July 1990
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Chris Sayers
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1991
Total duration: 4 minutes 24 seconds

'Compelling' (Classic CD)

'The Lamb alone is worth the price of this disc' (Fanfare, USA)

Love bade me welcome
composer
1985
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Love bade me welcome is an evocative setting, dating from 1985, of the poem by George Herbert. It evokes Bulgarian chant in its rich melodic line accompanied by an ison, and the simple harmonized repertoire of the Russian Church in the chord sequences at the ends of the three sections; but in its sensitivity and reticence (a reticence which in the end only intensifies the conveying of the words) it is unquestionably English.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 1991

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