Duration: 1'45" |
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
This is a straightforward contrapuntal arrangement of the familiar traditional melody. Every part gets a chance to sing parts of the tune at various points, often in canon, which works well with this particular melody. It was first performed in a service by the choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, for whom it was written. The dedicatee, the Revd Dr Arabella Milbank Robinson, was in her first term as Dean of Chapel at Selwyn, and it is one of her favourite carols. The arrangement should be sung cheerfully and simply, with a nostalgic festive smile.