Coventry Carol - Stephen Burtonwood

Duration: 3'00"
Ensemble: Unison choir organ
Grading: Easy
CMP241 Full score £1.50

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This carol can be employed by any choir but was worked particularly for those with limited resources in terms of part singers. The voicings given are merely suggestions.

The organ part creates a slightly modernistic feel, with a purposeful avoidance of the usual dominant harmony for this beautiful melody. In the second verse, the organ dramatically represents the wicked anger of Herod the king, in his slaughter of the young boys in Bethlehem, in order to try to slay Jesus.