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Track(s) taken from CDA66263
Recording details: May 1987
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1987
Total duration: 3 minutes 22 seconds

Coventry Carol
First line:
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child
composer
1580s
author of text
1534; The Pageant of the Shearman and Tailors

Other recordings available for download
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Introduction
The only surviving source for the anonymous Coventry Carol is a facsimile of a manuscript dating from 1591, which appeared in Thomas Sharp’s Dissertation on the Pageants at Coventry in 1825. The carol forms a section of a scene in which Herod’s soldiers arrive to slay the innocent children as part of the Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The Coventry plays were seen by royalty: in 1456, by Margaret, queen of Henry VI; by Richard III in 1484 and by Henry VII in 1492. The tune is thought to date from the 1580s, although the text is by Robert Croo and dates from 1534.

from notes by William McVicker 2002


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'Epiphany at St Paul's' (CDH55443)
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