Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Coventry Carol

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

 
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

Recordings

Christmas Carols and Motets
CDGIM010
Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe
CDA66263
Christmas with The King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only
Christmas with The Tallis Scholars
CDGIM2022CDs for the price of 1
Epiphany at St Paul's
CDH55443Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Voces 8 Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD291Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 6 on CDA66263 [3'22]
Track 6 on CDGIM010 [3'17]
Track 5 on CDGIM202 CD1 [3'17] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 4 on CDH55443 [2'43] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 9 on SIGCD291 [3'23] Download only
Track 7 on SIGCD502 [2'45] Download only

Track-specific metadata

Click track numbers above to select
Search

There are no matching records. Please try again.