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Johann Alois Lamb
c.1760 - 1820
Czech Republic, Bohemia
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J.A. Lamb
Johann Alois Lamb (ca.1755 - 27/11/1820), a Bohemian cantor, composer and violinist, born around 1755, Vrchlabí, died November 27, 1820, ibid. He was probably a pupil of his predecessor, cantor and organist Johann Georg Alexius Tham in Vrchlabí. At least between 1766 and 1768 he worked as a chorister, instrumentalist and copyist at the monastery school in the Cistercian monastery in Lubiąż, from where his oldest copies and autographs have been preserved. P on completing the normal school in Prague in 1779, he worked until his death on Vrchlabi school as head teacher. He was a member of the local theater association (Theater-Dilettantengesellschaft), with which he performed, among other things, Mozart's Magic Flute and Don Giovanni before 1817. . He enriched the city's cultural life with public readings from world literature. On November 23, 1820, he was awarded a small gold civilian medal for merit, which he did not live to see. He composed church music (masses, requiem, litany, offerings), from which the one-act oratorio composition Der Gute Samariatan stands out. He is the author of the unpreserved opera Der Aprikosenbaum based on a libretto by Andreas Bradler. Lamb's son, a lawyer in the service of Count Morzin, Johann Nepomuk, co-performed in Vrchlabí's opera productions; he was also the author of the first description and treatise on the history of the town of Vrchlabí (1830).
Requiem in E major
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Source:Dagny Wegner, Requiemvertonungen in Frankreich zwischen 1670 und 1850, Hamburg, 2005