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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: The Wonderful English Carol


Dec 17, 2021

Initially printed as episode 59 on December 21, 2019, this
in style episode is being rerun in a barely improved model.

This can be a love letter to the good English Christmas carols,
from “There Is No Rose” to “The Boar’s Head”.

Do you know that not simply any Christmas music is a carol? The
true carol, in all its earthy splendor, is a particular product of
the Catholic center ages. But our forefathers didn’t restrict caroling
to Christmas: they wrote carols for each season of the yr
masking your entire story of our Redemption, to not point out secular
subjects at instances.

This episode explores the origin of carols in England, their
cultural which means, and the way they had been suppressed by the Puritans and
had been revived in fashionable instances. And naturally, you’ll hear numerous
nice music all through, starting from traditionally knowledgeable
efficiency to fashionable preparations!


Erik Routley, The English Carol https://www.amazon.com/English-Carol-Erik-Routley/dp/0837169895

Andrew Gant, The Carols of Christmas

All music on this episode used with permission from the
recording artist and/or label.

Agincourt Carol, Alamire https://www.amazon.com/Deo-Gracias-Anglia-Alamire/dp/B008L1GZUO

Nowell sing we each all and a few, Quire Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland2

Gabriel From Heaven’s King, Quire Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland2

A Virgin Most Pure, Stairwell Carolers https://www.stairwellcarollers.com/en/o-magnum-mysterium/

Coventry Carol, Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, accessible on
the CORO file label at https://thesixteenshop.com/

Bedfordshire Might Carol, Shirley Collins

Bear in mind O Thou Man, The King’s Singers https://www.amazon.com/Bear in mind-O-Thou-Man/dp/B073JZN754

Wassail (Gloucestershire Wassail, arr. Vaughan Williams), Quire
Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland4

Inexperienced Progress the Holly, Early Music New York—Frederick Renz,
Director https://www.earlymusicny.org/a-renaissance-christmas

My Dancing Day, Robert Shaw Chorale

Drive the Chilly Winter Away, Owain Phyfe and the New World
Renaissance Band https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/nwrb

Within the Bleak Midwinter, Quire Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland2

Lullay My Liking (Holst), HSVPA Madrigal Singers (Houston, TX)

A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten), VOCES8 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077GC4QVT/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp

There isn’t any rose, Quire Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland2

Because of all, however particularly to Ross W. Duffin for his
generosity with Quire Cleveland’s again catalogue!

Additionally really useful:

A Waverly Consort Christmas: From East Anglia to


Different non-famous carols talked about: Seven
Virgins (The Leaves of Life); This Endris Night time; Tempus adest
floridum (Good King Wenceslas); Kingsfold (I heard the voice of
Jesus say); The Cherry Tree Carol; Masters In This Corridor; The Golden
Carol; Snow within the Road; New Prince, New Pomp

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