for SSAATTBB a cappella choir
duration ca. 3’30”
Words: Anonymous C14th, from Sloane MS 2593
Music by Edward Caine
This is one of a number of settings based on the Sloane MS 2593 manuscript – a 14/15th Century manuscript based in The British Library which contains a large number of carols and songs written in Middle English and Latin. For more information on the Sloane 2593 project click here.
This text has been made ubiquitous by Benjamin Britten’s setting of the same name from Ceremony of Carols. I’ve always thought it a shame that there wasn’t an SATB setting, and here is my attempt.
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