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Blessed be that maid Mary

composer
traditional English melody
arranger
author of text

 
As with many carols and hymns, Blessed be that maid Mary, which first appeared in Wood and Woodward’s Cowley Carol Book of 1902, was an editorially-arranged marriage between a melody and a text of quite separate origins. The melody is from William Ballet’s Lute Book (c1590), and the text is a modernized version by Woodward of a fifteenth-century original from the Sloane Manuscript. David Willcocks’s setting was written for the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and was first published in Carols for Choirs in 1961.

from notes by John Rutter © 2003

Recordings

The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album
CSCD512Download only

Details

Track 2 on CSCD512 [2'32] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CSCD512 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-AKR-93-12115
Duration
2'32
Recording date
1 April 1993
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes
Hyperion usage
  1. The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album (CSCD512)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: September 2003
    Download only
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