The little road to Bethlehem
(1946) immediately became a best-seller and Headís most popular song. Margaret Roseís poem, with its imagery of sheep, is set to an insouciant melody, reminiscent of a folksong, which encapsulates the inno≠cence of the Holy Child. Here is music of simplicity and sentimentality that charms, rather than cloys.
from notes by Andrew Burn © 2012