Come Rock his Cradle
The first of many Christmas anthems and carols written for schools where I have taught. It came as a wonderful surprise when, in 2015 – 25 years after composing it, I learned that the brilliant professional choir Tenebrae had recorded it on their album A very English Christmas.
Nigel Short, Tenebrae’s director, wrote:
… your lovely carol is a delight and I hope that many more choirs will sing it over the coming years as other choral directors look for that rare thing: a new carol of real beauty and quality without any hint of cheese. It really is a gem.
01 December 1990