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Lullay my liking, H129

composer
1916; Op 34 No 2
author of text
A Medieval Anthology, edited by Mary Segar (1915)

 
Lullay my liking was written by Gustav Holst for a Whitsun festival in Thaxted. The refrain is an early example of an English lullaby; the term ‘lullaby’ is thought to have originated in the sounds made to calm fretful children—in this case ‘lu lu’ or ‘la la’, or ‘bye bye’ as heard in the similarly ancient Coventry Carol. Though it is known that Holst preferred each verse to be sung by the same soprano soloist, here we have assigned each verse to a different singer to bring out the nuances of the text.

from notes by Owain Park © 2019

Recordings

Christmas
CDA68299 1 November 2019 Release
A choral Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD257Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Holst: This have I done for my true love & other choral works
CDH55171

Details

Track 10 on CDA68299 [4'46] 1 November 2019 Release
Track 6 on CDH55171 [3'28]
Track 9 on SIGCD257 [3'41] Download only

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