Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Songs for Christmas: What Child Is This

 
King's College Chapel


Here's another carol that remains popular at Christmas time. Written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix, it was later set to the traditional English tune,"Greensleeves," which gives it that Renaissance flavor. I enjoyed learning to play this one on the guitar years ago. The song is beautifully done here by the choir at King's College, Cambridge in 1995, using John Stainer's arrangement of the tune.













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