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Coventry Carol

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Lloyd Conley

Traditional, arranged by Lloyd Conley


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General Info

Year: 1966
Duration:
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Errata

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Program Notes

The Coventry Carol is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was traditionally performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew: the carol itself refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed, and takes the form of a lullaby sung by mothers of the doomed children.

The music contains a well-known example of a Picardy third. The author is unknown; the oldest known text was written down by Robert Croo in 1534, and the oldest known setting of the melody dates from 1591.The carol is traditionally sung a cappella. There is an alternative, modern setting of the carol by Kenneth Leighton, and another by Philip Stopford.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor) - 18 December 2015


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