Skip to Content
The World's Greatest Music
Did you know about the gender politics of 'The Holly and the Ivy' - or the mouse who gave us 'Silent Night'? Anne Marie-Minhall takes a look at some of the amazing stories behind our best-loved Christmas carols.
'The Coventry Carol' has its origins in a 16th century nativity play from the city called The Pageant of the Shearmen and the Tailors, which even Shakespeare himself might have watched. Its haunting tune first appeared in 1591 but the words from one Robert Croo, came some 57 years before.
Powered by Facebook