Christmas Carolers

Much the same as most traditional Christmas carols the Coventry Carol has its roots in England and was first published in print in 1591 and was originally a part of a larger musical play depicting the Christmas story.



The video below is of the Westminster Cathedral Choir singing the Coventry Carol.  The individual sheet music files and full text lyrics are found farther down the page.

ContractThe Coventry CarolThe Coventry Carol

1Coventry Carol - VoiceCoventry Carol - Voice8.41 KB1906 times
2Coventry Carol - ViolinCoventry Carol - Violin8.42 KB1598 times
3Coventry Carol - ViolaCoventry Carol - Viola7.95 KB1313 times
4Coventry Carol - TubaCoventry Carol - Tuba7.9 KB1629 times
5Coventry Carol - Trumpet In BbCoventry Carol - Trumpet In Bb8.46 KB2203 times
6Coventry Carol - TromboneCoventry Carol - Trombone7.96 KB1635 times
7Coventry Carol - Tenor SaxCoventry Carol - Tenor Sax8.29 KB1722 times
8Coventry Carol - PiccoloCoventry Carol - Piccolo8.42 KB1546 times
9Coventry Carol - PianoCoventry Carol - Piano8.41 KB2337 times
10Coventry Carol - OboeCoventry Carol - Oboe8.41 KB1851 times
11Coventry Carol - Horn In FCoventry Carol - Horn In F8.44 KB1844 times
12Coventry Carol - FluteCoventry Carol - Flute8.42 KB1981 times
13Coventry Carol - EuphoniumCoventry Carol - Euphonium7.97 KB1706 times
14Coventry Carol - English HornCoventry Carol - English Horn8.47 KB1638 times
15Coventry Carol - Double BassCoventry Carol - Double Bass7.98 KB1591 times
16Coventry Carol - Clarinet In BbCoventry Carol - Clarinet In Bb8.47 KB1991 times
17Coventry Carol - CelloCoventry Carol - Cello7.93 KB1644 times
18Coventry Carol - BellsCoventry Carol - Bells8.41 KB1699 times
19Coventry Carol - BassoonCoventry Carol - Bassoon7.95 KB1669 times
20Coventry Carol - Bass ClarinetCoventry Carol - Bass Clarinet8.31 KB1715 times
21Coventry Carol - Baritone SaxCoventry Carol - Baritone Sax8.35 KB1663 times
22Coventry Carol - Alto SaxCoventry Carol - Alto Sax8.32 KB1998 times
23Coventry CarolCoventry Carol57.35 KB2779 times

Lyrics to The Coventry Carol

Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,Bye, bye, lully, lullay.Lullay, thou little tiny Child,  Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do,For to preserve this dayThis poor youngling for whom we do sing.  Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

Herod, the king, in his raging,Charged he hath this dayHis men of might, in his own sight,  All young children to slay.

That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!And ever mourn and sigh,For thy parting neither say nor sing,  Bye, bye, lully, lullay.


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