This truly unique setting of the traditional English carol pairs an a cappella choir with a single instrument. Singers will be awestruck by a harmonic structure that supports and intensifies the beloved 16th century melody. Listeners will be captivated by an emotional journey from lullaby to battle cry and back again. The pivotal obbligato adds a sorrowful overtone and may be played on oboe or any C-instrument. A dramatic setting of great depth.