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When Christ was Born in Bethlehem
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The text of this anthem is based on a hymn, based on the Neapolitan carol "Canzone D'l Zampognari," written by Laurence Housman in 1906 for The English Hymnal. The music is taken from Christopher Tye's The Actes of the Apostles (1553).

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The Massacre of the Holy Innocents. British Library MS Orient 530 fol. 10v
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