THE LAMB

A new setting of the the beloved poem by William Blake. The piece takes us to a dramatic climax in the penultimate phrase, and then concludes with a tender ending, "God bless thee."

Commissioned by Chorus, Trondheim, Norway and conductor Randi F. Lundemo.

  • SATB div.

    VOICING

  • 2015

    YEAR

  • 5'30 minutes

    DURATION

  • William Blake

    WORDS

SCORES

 

SATB div. unaccompanied

Printed scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Music Shop Europe, J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (Enter catalog number SBMP 1328)

THE TEXT

Little Lamb who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?

Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,

By the stream and o'er the mead;

Gave the clothing of delight,

Softest clothing, wooly bright;

Gave thee such a tender voice,

Making all the vales rejoice?

Little Lamb who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb I´'ll tell thee,

Little Lamb I'll tell thee:

He is called by thy name,

For he calls himself a Lamb.

He is meek, and he is mild,

He became a little child:

I a child, and thou a lamb,

we are called by his name.

Little Lamb God bless thee.

Little Lamb God bless thee.

William Blake

SEE ALSO

 

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