The Lamb by John Tavener - Complete AS Music Guide

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Piece:
The
Lamb
Composer:
John
Tavener
Melody
Point
Bar
number
Bars
1-2
are
basis
for
every
up
to
bar
6
and
everything
in
soprano
part
thereafter
Systematic
inversions
and
retrogrades
Avoids
pitch
repetition
Works
with
7
pitches
Bar
1:
Bar
1
3
pitch
segment
with
free
melodic
inversions
Bar
2:
Same
as
bar
1
­
but
features
3
pitches
not
in
soprano
Bar
3:
7
pitches
from
bars
1-2
make
new
melody
=
in
prime
order
Bar
4:
Retrograde
of
bar
3
Bar
5:
Prime
order
in
Soprano
with
exact
inversion
in
Alto
Bar
6:
Retrograde
in
soprano
Retrograde
inversion
in
alto
Bar
7-10
Melody
from
bars
1
and
2
Conjunct
movement
Bar
1
All
other
bars
maintain
this
style
Last
4
bars
of
each
verse
has
few
perfect
4ths
and
5ths
Mostly
syllabic
With
slurred
quavers
Harmony
Point
Bar
number
2
part:
harmonic
intervals
don't
imply
chords
in
manner
of
18th
century
2
part
writing

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A
flat
and
F#
(dim
3rd)
in
cadence
of
bar
2
Bar
2
4
part
harmony
bars
is
more
conventional
4
part:
Use
triads
and
7th
chords
Double
suspensions
Prepared
dissonance
3rd
quaver
of
each
bar
Resolved
dissonances
`Ten-(der)'
resolves
to
G
Tonality
Point
Bar
number
Verse
1:
G
major
­
ambiguous
Verse
2:
Octave
writing
in
G
major
2nd
bar:
Bitonal
between
G
major
and
E
flat
Exact
inversions
3rd
bar:
Juxtaposition
of
G
major
and
Eb
major
segment
4th
bar:
Reverses
order
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Longer
notes
ends
each
bar/line
7
syllable
lines,
have
6
quavers
and
1
crotchet
feeling
of
duple/quadruple
time
6
syllable
lines
have
6
quavers,
1
dotted
crotchet
and
1
crotchet
Rhythmic
augmentation
of
the
last
bar
of
each
verse
Verse
2:
last
4
bars
are
slower
than
in
verse
1
­
closing
augmentation,
ritardando
Slow
tranquil
ending
Texture
Point
Bar
number
Bars
1:
Monophonic
Bar
2:
2
part
Bars
3-4:
Monophonic
Bars
5-6
2
part
Bars
7-10
4
part
4
part
writing
is
homophonic/homorhythmic
2…read more

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Same
texture
(verse
1)
Structure
Point
Bar
number
Strophic
Poetic
structure
5
couplets
in
each
stanza
Couplet
1
­
has
2
similar
6
syllable
lines
Couplet
5
has
the
same
line
twice
2,3,4
are
rhyming
couplets
with
7
syllable
lines
A
=
couplet
1
=
first
2
bars
B
=
2,
3
and
4
=
following
6
bars
A1
=
couplet
5
=
varied
­
last
2
bars
Musical
structure:
ABA
2nd
A
section
begins
at
couplet
4,
not
5
Each
line
of
poem
corresponds…read more

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