Composer: Peter Lamb (*1925), 2005
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|Scored for unaccompanied SATB
A lyrical and sonorous setting of the Ave Maria text produces a work of
sustained beauty and atmosphere. Simple vocal lines create enchanting
contrapuntal interest, with nothing too taxing for the singers. Ethereal
harmonies and textures produce an atmospheric and evocative work of great
distinction and style.
Peter Lamb has written a number of unaccompanied choral works. His
accessible style creates music which is both enjoyable to perform and hear.
Peter Lamb celebrates his 85th birthday in 2011 and is one of Recital
Music's Featured Composers throughout the year.
Peter Lamb was born in London in 1925 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 has 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 has written 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.
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