Friday, 21 December 2012

Coventry Carol

This is my favourite carol.

Coventry is a city in the West Midlands of England, about 150 miles from where we live now.  It was originally performed in 16th Century as part of a play based on the nativity story as retold in the Gospel of Matthew and in fact wasn't actually intended to be a carol, but was performed during the spring at the time of Corpus Christi.  However to me it symbolises perfectly the peace, majesty and simplicity of the nativity, and I like it far better than the more modern hymns.

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