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Coventry Carol

arr. Jerry Brubaker

This version of the traditional melody from the 15th century is a modern fantasy arranged by Jerry Brubaker. The title refers to Coventry, England where it was written for the city’s Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The lyrics recount Herod's slaughter of the innocent children.

Last updated on December 27, 2015 by Palatine Concert Band