Tavener - The Lamb

A 2013 set work

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  • Created by: Charlie
  • Created on: 31-03-13 11:17
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  • Tavener
    • Background
      • Composed: 1982
      • Genre: English Anthem
      • First performance: 22nd December 1982, Carol Service
    • Resources
      • SATB  acapella choir
    • Structure
      • Strophic
      • 2 Verses
        • Each have the sense of ternary
        • Each  have 2 themes
    • Rhythm & Metre
      • Bars indicated by dotted lines
      • Metre is flexible
        • Determined by number of syllables
      • Repetition
        • Bar 5 - 6 repetition of Bar 3 - 4, Soprano
        • Bar 2 is a repetition of Bar 1
        • Bar 12 all voices are a repetition of Bar 11
        • Bar 17 - 18, repetition of Bar 9 - 10
        • Bar 19 - 20, repetition of Bar 7 - 8
      • Bar 7 - 8 are the shortest bars
      • Rhythmic augmentation Bar 10 & 20
      • Rhythm is simple
    • Melody
      • Theme B based on Theme A
      • Retrograde Bar 4
      • Palindrome Bar 3 - 4
      • Bar 5, Alto is an inversion of Soprano
      • Two bar phrases commence & conclude on the note G
    • Texture
      • Monophonic Bar 1
      • Contrary motion Bar 2
      • All part s are in octave Bar 11
      • Soprano & Tenor are in octaves
        • Bar 15 - 16
          • Alto & Bass are in octaves
      • Alto & Bass are in octaves
      • Two - part homorhythmic
        • counterpoint Bar 5 - 6
    • Untitled
    • Tonality
      • Ambigious
      • No change of key
      • Modal
        • Aeolian transposed to E/C
      • Bitonal Bar 2
    • Harmony
      • 4 part harmony Bar 7
      • Double suspension Bar 7
      • Modal chord Bar 7
      • Chromatic interval
        • Augmented 5th Bar 2
        • Diminshed 3rd Bar 2

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