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What is this lovely fragrance?

traditional French carol
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


The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album
CSCD512Download only


Track 6 on CSCD512 [3'23] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CSCD512 track 6

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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