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When Herod in Jerusalem
This ancient English carol for Holy Innocents Day is a variant of the well-known "Coventry Carol." It is found in Part 2 of Sandys' Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern among a group of carols said to have been sung in West Cornwall. In the absence of the original tune, I have set it here here to the traditional English melody, "Kingsford."

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"The Flight into Egypt" by Vittore Carpaccio (c.1460 - c. 1525). Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
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