The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol

Happy Christmas to you all.

Here’s me playing Grainger’s piano arrangement of The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol yesterday. Grainger notes at the head of his score:

The tune was noted by Miss Lucy E. Broadwood at Lyne, near Horsham (Sussex), in 1880 and 1881 from the singing of Christmas Mummers called “Tipteers” or “Tipteerers” during their play of “St. George, the Turk, and the seven champions of Christendom.”

See you the other side of 25 December!

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3 Responses to “The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol”

  1. Steve Ayres Says:

    Beautiful and emotional Gareth.

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