(15th Century English)
This is a traditional English Christmas carol that originated in England in the 15th century. Unlike many more sombre carols it is a celebration of the pleasures and happiness of life in the Christian faith. It was published in 1914 in the collection entitled Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 put together by Edith Rickert.
Oxford Camerata recordings
Naxos 855075 (CD: Medieval Carols)
Philip Cave – vocals
Deborah McKay – vocals
Rebecca Outram – vocals
Jeremy Summerly – vocals and conductor