The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

English Carols of the Fifteenth Century

J. A. Fuller Maitland
London: The Leadenhall Press, E.C., ca. 1891.

13 Carols From a Fifteenth Century Manuscript


Facsimile of Agincourt Song
From a Medieval Manuscript

See also Agincourt Song (from William Chappell, The Ballad Literature and Popular Music of the Olden Time. London: Chappell & Co., 1859.)

1. Hail Mary, Full Of Grace, Mother In Virginity

2. In Beth'lem This Berd Of Life

3. Alma redemptoris mater

4. The Babe To Us That Now Is Born

5. Be Merry

6. In Bethlehem, In That Fair City

7. Our King Went Forth To Normandy

8. Now Make We Merry, All And Some

9. Abide, I Hope It Be The Best

11. Eia, Martyr Stephane

10. What Tidings Bringest Thou

12. To Thee Now, Christ's Dear Darling

13. There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue


English musician, composer and scholar, Tamsin Lewis, has created two delicious collections of English music and song from the 16th and 17th Centuries for Christmas and Winter. From Advent through Candlemas, these books contain a selection of carols, hymns and ballads that celebrate both the birth of Christ, as well as the festivities of the Christmas-tide.
Rondo Publishing.



To Shorten Winterís Sadness



For the accompanying CD please see Winter's Sadness



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