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This is our arrangement of the beautiful medieval carol, There Is No Rose, originally written in Middle English. It is part of a collection of carols found on the Trinity Carol Roll, a parchment scroll over six feet long dating from the early fifteenth century - the earliest collection of English polyphonic carols.
A carol in the Middle Ages was a festive song sung at any time of year, often religious in theme but not a part of church worship. They were often the accompaniment to circle dances, processions or Mystery Plays.
iyatraQuartet released this track as a Christmas charity single in 2020, raising £550 for Brixton Soup Kitchen, a wonderful charity local to where they have rehearsed for the last eight years. Thanks to all who donated.
There is no rose of such virtue as is the rose that bare Jesu.
released December 14, 2020
Alice Barron - violin, voice
Richard Phillips - cello, voice
Will Roberts - charango, voice
George Sleightholme - toy piano, bells, voice
Artwork by iyatraQuartet
Mixed by George Sleightholme
Mastered by Antony Ryan at RedRedPaw Productions