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Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

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This carol, which, in its eleven-verse entirety, outlines the whole life of Christ, was one of the jewels of an important English collection, William Sandys’s Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern of 1833. The age-old connection between religion and the dance is clearly to the fore, both in the text and in the waltz-like melody. John Rutter’s arrangement for upper voices was originally written with harp accompaniment as part of his carol cycle Dancing Day (1973); he later made the present version with orchestra.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2008


Rutter: A Christmas Festival
COLCD133Download only


Track 7 on COLCD133 [2'50] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD133 track 7

Recording date
1 April 2008
Recording venue
Cadogan Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Simon Eadon
Recording engineer
Will Brown & Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: A Christmas Festival (COLCD133)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2008
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