Wolcum Yole from A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten is a delightfully spirited gem of a piece. Enjoy!
We return to Benjamin Britten today with the magical Balulalow from A Ceremony of Carols.
Today’s carol is freshly composed for Christmas 2012: Baby in an Ox’s Stall by Thomas Hewitt Jones.
Listen to the music and the composer himself in this beautiful performance of an enchanting new carol.
We predict this will become a firm favourite with choirs everywhere.
In the composer’s own words,
“With Baby in an Ox’s Stall I have created a carol which I hope can be enjoyed as something a little bit fun and spicy, like a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.”
This delightful carol has always been a favourite of mine and I was lucky enough to hear it yesterday at a Carol Service in St Magnus the Martyr (a stunning church, built by Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London).
What is the true meaning of Christmas? Tom Lehrer gives us his view, in his own hilarious and unique style.
This was chosen by my father, who is about to celebrate his eightieth Christmas.