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Nunn, Edward Cuthbert (1868-1914)

He was an organist, composer and translator of hymns born in Britain who published several works such as Four Old French Carols, Two Characteristic Pieces and Four Little Studies for the Pianoforte.  He composed the opera The Fairy Slipper, several pieces for the organ and piano, and is remembered for his translation of the French Christmas carol “Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella” into the popular English version of “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella”.  The Edward Cuthbert Nunn Memorial Prize was an award given by the Royal Academy of Music.

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella recordings
Leroy Anderson & His Orchestra
Decca B0003552-02 (CD: A Leroy Anderson Christmas)

Deborah Henson-Conant
Golden Cage (CD: The Gift)
Harp– Deborah Henson-Conant

Mannheim Steamroller
American Gramaphone Records AG 1984 (CD: Christmas)

Robert Shaw Chorale 
RCA 6429 – 2 – RG (CD: A Festival of Carols)
(Arrangers – Robert Shaw/Alice Parker)