CORPUS CHRISTI CAROL

Latest update on 31/01/2017

Artist: English Singers
Author: anon.
Label: Roycroft
Year: 1927

With Peter Warlock. Lyrics are an anonymous 15th century poem depicting Christ as a fatally wounded soldier. Became a lament for all the victims of both World Wars. The music was first published in 1913 as The Falcon Carol in The English Carol Book.

Covers:

1927:

John Goss & the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet

1934:

Leslie Woodgate [as part of Benjamin Britten's A Boy Was Born]

1936:

Ann Wood & Sir Peter Pears [idem]

1961:

John Hahessy [idem; on EP Songs from Friday Afternoons; John was the 14 year old head chorister at Westminster Cathedral, later to become John Elwes; Britten dedicated this to him]

1994:

Jeff Buckley [on Grace]

1999:

Anne Sofie von Otter

2007:

David Jackson

2009:

Hayley Westenra

2010:

Jeff Beck [inspired by Jeff Buckley]

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