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Weep you no more sad fountains

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Written for unaccompanied SSAA Choir.

Composed in memory of the victims of 11 September 2001 and based on an anonymous 16th-century text, the inspiration for many composers into the 21st-century, this beautiful and heartfelt lament is in an adventurous but accessible and tonal idiom. A sincere, yet atmospheric and simple setting of the text produces a rhapsodic work of long sustained lyrical phrases for the adventurous and forward-looking choir.

Peter Lamb has written a number of successful works for choir and completely understands how to create works of great character and atmosphere, but still with effective part writing. Peter Lamb celebrates his 85th birthday in 2011 and will be one of Recital Music's Featured Composers during the year.

Also available for SATB choir [RMS035]

Peter Lamb (1925-2013) was born in London and studied composition at Trinity College of Music, subsequently with Arthur Benjamin, and was awarded a Fellowship of Trinity College for his First String Quartet.

He combined a busy career as a professional composer and music administrator, initially working for two international record companies before an appointemnt as Deputy Manager of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Here he worked on programme building with the eminent conductor Constantin Silvestri, and also helped to establish the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. For ten years he was Head of Music at Peter Symonds' College in Winchester and, prior to his retirement, lectured at the University of Southampton for eight years.

Peter Lamb's music has been performed worldwide, from Britain, France and Sweden, to Brazil, Canada and America, and significant works include a Flute Sonata, Flute Sonatina, Duologue for oboe and piano, a String Quartet, Concerto for viola and string orchestra, Wind Quintet, and many unaccompanied choral works. His compositional style combines a quintessentially English quality with a clarity of line and expression, incorporating a rich and varied harmonic palette and a gallic charm, producing music of strong character and distinction.

In recent years Peter Lamb composed number of works for double bass - for players of all ages and abilities - helping to increase the quality and breadth of modern English music for the instrument.

Difficulty: Medium
4 pages / A4 format / Paperback
Duration: 2-3 minutes

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Cat No. RMS036
Price £1.50
ComposerPeter Lamb
CategoryChoral (upper Voices)
PublisherRecital Music
ISMN 979-0-57045-836-3
EAN-13 9790570458363
Weight 12 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 28 in stock
See also...
RMS025  Pie Jesu
RMS077  Ave Verum Corpus