Hyperion Records

Our Lady's song
First line:
Jesu, swete sone dere!
author of text
circa 1375

'Maw: One foot in Eden still, I stand & other choral works' (CDA67615)
Maw: One foot in Eden still, I stand & other choral works
Buy by post £5.25 CDA67615  Please, someone, buy me …  
Track 10 on CDA67615 [2'34] Please, someone, buy me

Our Lady's song
Our Lady’s song (1961) was commissioned for the Novello carol collection Sing Nowell and also appeared as the musical supplement of the September edition of The Musical Times in 1962. The Elizabethan Singers, conducted by Louis Halsey, gave the premiere on 26 October the same year at St Clement Danes. Maw was drawn to set medieval texts for his carols, because ‘I have always been interested in such old poems as I thought they were very genuine expressions of religious feeling of that time’. In this anonymous fourteenth-century poem, the Virgin’s lament to the baby Christ that he has been born merely in a lowly stable, amidst animals, and without clothes to be wrapped in, is set starkly throughout in two parts that at times imitate each other.

from notes by Andrew Burn 2007

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67615 track 10
Recording date
14 March 2000
Recording venue
Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nick Flower
Recording engineer
Mike Skeet
Hyperion usage
  1. Maw: One foot in Eden still, I stand & other choral works (CDA67615)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: January 2007
    Please, someone, buy me
   English   Français   Deutsch