This setting of the 14th-c. Coventry Carol is an arrangement of an arrangement; the original setting was for voices. It is certainly within reach for intermediate players. The optional alto (v.2) may be played in parallel with, or instead of, tenor 1. Duration: 2:50
Playing on the recording provided here are: Scott Paterson, A/T1; the composer, T2, and Takayo Shimoda, B. (The composer has revised the score very sparingly since the recording was made.)
-- Anthony St. Pierre
A beautiful and approachable low-recorder setting of the well-known ancient carol. Some low E-flats in the Tenor lines will require some attention, as well as several unisons. The ethereal, soothing sounds of the tenors and bass evoke imagery of a cold, overcast and shadowless winter day. The perfect selection for your holiday program!