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The Lamb
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The Lamb, a short carol to the famous poem by William Blake, was composed in a rush of inspiration and sent immediately to the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, for inclusion in the annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols, as well as to Martin Neary, the director at the time of the Choir of Winchester Cathedral, who gave the first performance on 22 December 1982. The music is built on a simple melodic idea and its inversion; the simple but ambiguous chord (in ascending order, the notes A, C, G, B), symbolizing for the composer the simultaneity of joy and sorrow, would appear again and again in his later music.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 2014

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Details for CDA66464 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-46404
Duration
3'28
Recording date
13 July 1990
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Sayers
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Tavener: Sacred Music (CDA66464)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: April 1991
    Deletion date: December 2009
    Superseded by CDH55414
  2. Tavener: Sacred Music (CDH55414)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: June 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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