Coventry Carol

Coventry Carol is an English carol dating back to the 16th century.┬áIt’s often set as a soft lullaby, as might be sung by Mary to her son as he falls asleep. The lyrics hint at the danger facing the holy family, but the carol ends with a soft, comforting lully-lullay. Sheet music for Coventry Carol…

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

This carol is a bit of a mash-up, with lyrics from God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen and Here We Come a-Wassailing. Wassailers go door-to-door, singing carols and wishing good health and good fortune on their neighbors. In return, neighbors offer warm drinks and maybe a shiny coin or two. The setting is rousing. Like a…

Zaspalo e Chelebiyche

Two young lovers lay down under the moon and the young man falls asleep. Can the girl wake him before the frosty dawn rises and the rooster crows? This haunting song comes from the Rhodope Mountain region of Bulgaria. Our four-voice setting brings the voices together in close harmony, with shimmering moments of dissonance. In…