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O little town of Bethlehem – Forest Green 'The ploughboy's dream'

First line:
O little town of Bethlehem
composer
'The ploughboy's dream'
arranger
vv 1-3 harmony
arranger
last verse descant and harmony
author of text

 
The words of O little town of Bethlehem are by Phillips Brooks, a nineteenth-century bishop of Massachusetts renowned for his inspired preaching. Vaughan Williams set the carol to an English traditional melody, ‘The ploughboy’s dream’, which he re-titled ‘Forest Green’. The last verse descant and alternative harmony are by Iain Simcock.

from notes by Wadham Sutton © 1993

Recordings

Adeste fideles
CDA66668
Christmas carols from Village Green to Church Choir
SIGCD387Download only

Details

Track 8 on CDA66668 [3'27]
Track 6 on SIGCD387 [3'49] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66668 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-66808
Duration
3'27
Recording date
15 June 1993
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Adeste fideles (CDA66668)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 1993
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