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Born on a new day

First line:
You are the new day
author of text

John David, a Cardiff-born songwriter, record producer and instrumentalist, originally wrote this abidingly fresh and affecting piece as a secular song—called New day—on the theme of the environment, and it was popularized by the King’s Singers in the 1980s. One of the present members of the group, Philip Lawson, followed the centuries-old contrafactum tradition in writing an alternative sacred text, creating a captivating new seasonal song. Peter Knight’s arrangement for the King’s Singers is nothing less than a classic.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2008


Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only
Rutter: A Christmas Festival
COLCD133Download only
Simple Gifts
SIGCD121Download only


Track 11 on COLCD133 [2'43] Download only
Track 25 on SIGCD502 [2'49] Download only
Track 16 on SIGCD121 [2'38] Download only

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