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This text, originally in the Catalan dialect, is generally associated with Christmas. It tells of giving various gifts - things that would have been familiar to the writer of the text - to the infant Jesus: raisins, olives, figs, sweet honey etc. There is a metaphorical hint of the events of Easter in the last lines.
The Son of the Virgin was written for a choir workshop with students of Ascham School, Sydney, Australia when they visited St Mary’s College in Auckland as part of their tour to New Zealand in 2011.
Composed for the visit of Ascham School, Sydney to New Zealand in June 2011
English translation of Catalan carol
Performed by St Mary’s Schola in 2012, conducted by David Hamilton.