Holiday Shop


Traditional

Traditional And Modern Carols / Hillier, Pro Arte Singers
Release Date: 11/12/2002   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 3957233   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $17.98
ArkivCD $12.99
Special Order
On sale!   $17.98   ArkivCD:  $12.99 Add to Cart

Traditional Christmas Carol Collection / The Sixteen
Release Date: 11/14/2006   Label: Coro  
Catalog: 16043   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $17.98
CD: $16.49
In Stock
On sale!   $17.98   CD:  $16.49 Add CD to Cart

Traditional Christmas Carol Collection Vol 2 / The Sixteen
Release Date: 10/12/2010   Label: Coro  
Catalog: 16085   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $17.98
CD: $14.99
In Stock
On sale!   $17.98   CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

Sing We Noël - Traditional Carols From St. John's Cathedral
Release Date: 07/06/1994   Label: Delos  
Catalog: 3128   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $16.99
CD: $13.99
In Stock
On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

Milken Archive - Traditional Cantorial And Concert Favorites / Simon Spiro
Release Date: 03/22/2005   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8559460   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $9.99
CD: $7.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $9.99   CD:  $7.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Work: Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol"

 

About This Work
The Coventry Carol is so named as it was introduced in the English town of Coventry in the fifteenth century as part of the "Pageant of Shearman and Tailors." The anonymous "Pageant" was a mystery play, a genre that originated in Read more the Middle Ages, and it dealt with the slaughter of the innocents under King Herod described in the New Testament. The carol took on a life of its own, and in 1534 the text was first written down by Robert Croo. The melody first appears in printed form in 1591.

The bitter and discordant harmony of the original setting has been rendered in a more "regular" minor key in a variety of published arrangements. Most contemporary readings of the Coventry Carol are more or less in keeping with the harmonization devised by Sir Walford Davies in his Student's Hymnal of 1923. The Coventry Carol is an unusual Christmas carol in that it deals with the single most unpleasant event in the Nativity story and is neither "merry" nor "jolly." It is also one of the oldest English language Christmas carols still in general use. The refrain "lullay, lullay" is medieval slang for "I see, I see." Read less

Select a specific Performer, Conductor or Ensemble or browse recordings by Formats & Featured below

or
ArkivMusic Recommendation

CD:
$15.99
CD:  $15.99 Add to Cart

Performers

Ensembles



YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In