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We toast the days

First line:
When the clock strikes twelve
author of text

The music and text of this gentle secular carol setting by the Minnesota composer and arranger was written in 2016 to toast the arrival of the New Year 'when the clock strikes twelve and another year is gone'. Its three verses are sung unaccompanied by the male voices of the choir to a traditional Celtic melody introduced by a solo tenor while the refrain, introduced with distinctive alternating duple and triple rhythm, begins by toasting 'the days both good and bad while the night is long and the bitter cold is come'.

from notes by Máire Egan-Buffet © 2020


Be all merry
Studio Master: SIGCD643Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 13 on SIGCD643 [2'53] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD643 track 13

Recording date
1 March 2020
Recording venue
Blackrock College, County Dublin, Ireland
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Be all merry (SIGCD643)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: October 2020
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