Carols and Lullabies
Jack Body: Five Lullabies
Tuesday 5 December 1989, 8pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Directed by Simon Ravens
In the Middle Ages the term "carol singing" had a much wider usage than it does in the 21st century, applying as it did to virtually any song in which verses alternate with a "burden" (refrain).
There is more to the lullaby than meets the eye. Not only does the form have a long history, but examples of lullabies can be found in many different cultures. The character of a lullaby can also be more varied than might first be thought.
Carols from 0 Magnum Mysterium: Peter Maxwell Davies 1934-
i. O Magnum Mysterium
ii. Haylle, comly and clene
iii. Alleluia, pro Virgine Maria
iv. The Fader of Heven
Lullay, I saw: Anon (15th century)
Lullaby, my sweet little baby: William Byrd 1540?-1623
Conditor alme: Orlando de Lassus 1530?-1594
Quem Pastores: Johann Schein 1586-1630
Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen: Michael Praetorius 1571-1621
In dulci jubilo: Bartholomew Gesius 1555-1613
Five Lullabies: Jack Body 1944-
Nowell, nowell: The boares head: Anon (15th century)
Verbum caro: Anon (15th century)
Verbum caro: John Sheppard 1515?-1559?
Coventry Carol: Anon (16h century)
God rest you, merry gentlemen: Anon (18th century)