The Lamb

SATB

A new setting of 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, conductor Randi F. Lundemo.

DETAILS:

  • Instrumentation: SATB div. unaccompanied
  • Duration: 5,30 minutes
  • Author/lyricist: William Blake
  • Language: English
  • Year: 2015
  • Licensing: Santa Barbara Music Publishing

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     A J. W. Pepper Editor's Choice

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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.

by William Blake


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