I wrote The Lamb in 1982 while being driven by my mother from South Devon to London. It came to me fully grown so to speak, so all I had to do was to write it down. It was inspired by Blake and by my three-year-old nephew, Simon.
The Lamb has become a classic in its own time, and is recorded on 37 different CDs. It is also one of the works that can be studied at GCSE and A level.
Tavener conducted The Lamb on a recording with The Tallis Scholars, on Gimell Records.