Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Christmas Carol Spotlight: Coventry Carol

The Coventry Carol is perhaps the most depressing Christmas Song ever. Truly.  So why do I love it?  I guess I just love anything that makes me take a long hard look at the entirety of the Nativity.  When you reduce it to a baby born in a barn, you've removed some of the most holy parts of it.  This song is essentially about all the doomed babies that King Herod ordered slain.  It is sad and haunting and incredibly reverent.  You'll see.


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