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The Virgin Mary had a baby boy

Caribbean traditional carol
author of text

Edric Connor (1915–68) was a singer, folk-song collector and (like Jester Hairston) actor, who assembled a collection of the traditional songs of his native Trinidad in 1945. This was later published after he moved to England, and his own performances helped to popularize the songs in it, including The Virgin Mary had a baby boy, which is in the calypso style. The present arrangement was written for the massed forces of Melanie Marshall, adult and children’s choirs, audience and orchestra in the 2004 Festival.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2008


Rutter: A Christmas Festival
COLCD133Download only


Track 16 on COLCD133 [4'08] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD133 track 16

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 16
    Release date: October 2008
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