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Olde English Carol spotting?


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Can you help me?


I've got this melody in my head which I heard during the watchnight carol service tonight. It was played instrumentally during a moment of reflection so I don't know the lyrics, but it sounds more renaissance than any other period. It's so familiar I feel like I've heard it sung by CofE choirs when I was a kid. It's a little bit like Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd version) in that it's mostly minor but has a prominent piccardi third resolution in the melodic line. If it's in E minor the 4th melodic phrase would (in 6/8) resolve to major as follows ...


e, d#, e, a, f#, tie, e#


Am ......B7 ........E


Any ideas? Thanks so much for your help,



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