for mixed choir (SAATTBB) a cappella
Text: English (Traditional)
A close harmony arrangement of a traditional Christmas text by the former member, and later musical director, of the Swingle Singers, Carol Canning. This work is also appears in the Concerts for Choirs
volume Christmas in Blue
TextLullay my liking, my dear Son, my Sweeting,
Lullay my dear Heart, mine own dear Darling.
I saw a fair maiden sitten and sing,
She lulled a little child,
A sweete LordingLullay my liking...
Pray we now to that child, As to His Mother dear,
God grant them all His blessing
That now maken cheer.Lullay my liking...
Carol Canning studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. During her last term, she successfully auditioned for the Swingle Singers, becoming their second alto. The years spent working with Ward Swingle encouraged her to take her first steps in vocal arranging. She went on to write many of the group’s arrangements and finally became their musical director. She now works as a freelance musician and teacher and has been involved in a wide variety of projects which include singing on an award-winning recording of Berio’s Sinfonia through to vocal backing on the soundtrack for a Star Wars movie. She pursues her love of close harmony singing and arranging as a member of the a cappella group ‘Five Live’. She has also arranged for the King’s Singers and composed music for BBC Television.