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Written for unaccompanied SSAA choir.

Set to a text by John Fletcher (1579-1625), this slow moving and atmospheric setting captures the beauty of the words completely. The harmonies are romantically adventurous with part writing which is accessible for most choirs. Few challenges but much to explore and enjoy.

Peter Lamb has written a number of works for choirs and writes in a tonal and accessible style but always with an interesting harmonic palette which is successful in performances. He celebrates his 85th birthday in 2011 and will be one of Recital Music's Featured Composers throughout the year.

Also available for SATB choir [RMS060]


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 appointment 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 a 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. RMS076
Price £1.50
ComposerPeter Lamb
CategoryChoral (upper Voices)
PublisherRecital Music
Weight 12 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 6 in stock