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What is this lovely fragrance?

composer
traditional French carol
arranger
author of text
traditional French, translated by Ysobel

 
There are many choral settings of this ravishing French carol (its melody an unlikely first cousin to the drinking song 'Fill ev’ry glass' from The Beggar’s Opera), and Healey Willan’s is surely one of the loveliest. He was a Canadian organist-composer, originally from London, whose contribution to Canadian musical life is fondly remembered there.

from notes by John Rutter © 2003

Recordings

The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album
CSCD512Download only

Details

Track 6 on CSCD512 [3'23] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CSCD512 track 6

Artists
ISRC
GB-AKR-93-12107
Duration
3'23
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 6
    Release date: September 2003
    Download only
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