The Coventry Carol
Op.77 no. 4

Programme note

The Coventry Carol (2005) is a setting of the mediaeval mystery-play account of King Herod’s massacre of children. I have tried to capture the savagery of the infanticide thugs and the anguish of the children’s mothers. Far too many children are still dying every day from starvation, cruelty, and wicked wars. Christmas is a good time to remember these things.

 

GS

July 2005

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