s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Christmas carols: Remember, O Thou man

Friday, February 27, 2009

Christmas carols: Remember, O Thou man

There are at least two version of this song, but I could only find recordings of the one attributed to Thomas Ravenscroft, who may himself have based the tune on an older melody. (The other, earlier version, appears as an appendix of a sermon written by Arthur Bedford.) The text is in the form of a solemn reminder (almost a sermon, itself) about how mankind was condemned after Adam's fall, until Christ was born to redeem us.

Coro de la Catedral de San Isidro, 1997:

Unfortunately the very beginning of this song is cut off, but it's the best "vanilla" version of the song I could find.

Lori Sealy, 2008(?):

A version for voice and guitar.


At March 09, 2009 1:12 AM, Blogger sticle said...

How terrif is it to read carol annotations in mid-March? pdt. This is one of my favorite carols; the only version I know is the rendition done by Paul Hilier and the Pro Arte Singers (resident early music choir at Indiana Univ.) on the album 'Carols for the Old and New Worlds.' I heart the volumes put out by these guys: stark, arresting, bang-on, American.

At March 20, 2009 4:46 PM, Blogger Katya said...

I'll have to keep an eye (or ear) out for their recordings!


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