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January 03, 2013
The Tenth Day of Christmas: Sussex Carol
From King's College, Cambridge. The lovely Sussex Carol.
Bill Bynum said…
Indeed, a lovely carol, and sung here by one of the finest choirs in the world. According to Wikipedia (By What Authority Speaketh Wikipedia??), the words of the carol were first published in 1682 by Luke Wadding, an Irish bishop. The current form of the words and tune of the carol are due to Ralph Vaughan Williams, who heard the carol sung in 1919 near Horsham, Sussex, hence the carol's name.
January 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Well, I have to admit I occasionally look stuff up on Wikipedia, too, but I didn't know the connection with Vaughn Williams, who is a favorite of mine. Thanks for enlightening us!
January 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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