Skip to comments.Top ten Carols and things you didn't know about them
Posted on 12/10/2007 10:37:26 AM PST by NYer
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No one's favorite Carol is Mrs. Brady?
Guillaime Costeley (16th c.) "Come, happy shepherds, follow me!" This is a much better rendition than the others I found on YouTube -- it has to be sung lightly and briskly, in Renaissance style. The others I found are almost operatic, and it sounds awful.
Medieval text, setting by Boris Orde.
Gaudete, Christus est natus. The Lancashire accents are still a riot.
In Dulce Jubilo. Michael Praetorius. What's called a "macaronic carol" - with words in Latin and the vernacular (in this case, German).
The Lamb (Tavener setting of Blake's poem). Believe it or not our choir actually sang this and hit it on the head. Stick with it, it goes into E Minor and sounds very nice.
I'll try to run the others down . . . I can waste HOURS on YouTube.
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