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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67245
Recording details: January 2001
All Saints, Tooting, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: October 2001
Total duration: 2 minutes 52 seconds

Sans Day Carol
author of text
traditional Cornish carol

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Linking the messages of Christmas and Easter, the Sans Day Carol is a variant on the still better-known The Holly and the Ivy. A traditional carol from Cornwall, it first gained wide currency following its inclusion in the Oxford Book of Carols, edited in the 1920s by Percy Dearmer, Martin Shaw and Ralph Vaughan Williams, that indefatigable collector of traditional folk songs and melodies. For ‘Sans Day’, incidentally, read ‘Saint’s Day’ – the carol apparently celebrated a local Cornish saint. Rutter fashioned his arrangement while still an undergraduate.

from notes by Andrew Green © 2001

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