Carol: A Winter Lamb
As Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has written a new carol for Her Majesty the Queen each Christmas since his appointment to the role in 2004. A Winter Lamb, a setting of George Mackay Brown's poem Kings and Shepherds, was written for Christmas 2012 and is the ninth in his series of Royal Carols. A Winter Lamb was first performed in St. James’s Palace by the choir of the Chapel Royal.
Carol: A Winter Lamb was dedicated to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at Christmas 2012. The piece was written for Andrew Gant and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s, London.
The text for this Epiphany carol is by George Mackay Brown.