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Christmas night

First line:
Softly through the winter's darkness shines a light
composer
16th century
arranger
author of text

 
Arbeau’s Orchésographie of 1588 is a French treatise on dancing containing a number of attractive tunes, one of which (the Branle de l’official) has become universally popular as the carol Ding dong! merrily on high. The melody of Christmas night (the Branle de Poitou in Arbeau's treatise) has also been used in Peter Warlock's Capriol Suite for string orchestra. The words were specially written for this melody.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1987

Recordings

Christmas Night
COLCD106Download only

Details

Track 3 on COLCD106 [4'00] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD106 track 3

Artists
ISRC
GB-AKR-87-10603
Duration
4'00
Recording date
1 January 1987
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes
Hyperion usage
  1. Christmas Night (COLCD106)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: October 1987
    Download only
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