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I saw a maiden

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A number of charming folk-carols from the Basque region of Spain were introduced to England in the 1930s by the London organist and composer Edgar Pettman and popularized by inclusion in the King’s College Christmas Eve service. I saw a maiden is one of the best-remembered of them, though only its verse-melody is of folk origin, the lullaby refrain and the arrangement being Pettman’s own work.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1987


Christmas Night
COLCD106Download only


Track 20 on COLCD106 [2'52] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD106 track 20

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 20
    Release date: October 1987
    Download only
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