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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 32 seconds

'Compelling' (Classic CD)

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

The Tiger
First line:
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
composer
1989
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Tiger (1987) is a companion piece to The Lamb. The music nevertheless responds to Blake’s images in a more obvious way than that of The Lamb: it has a pulsing, surging energy appropriate to the tiger, and a dazzling range of colour. Particularly splendid is the music for ‘When the stars threw down their spears’, which is followed immediately by a masterly musical reminiscence of The Lamb at ‘Did he who made the Lamb make thee?’.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 1991

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