A magnificent collection of English carols from the 15th century, when the carol tradition started to evolve. Carols on this disc consist of alternating verses and refrains, in the languages of Latin and English. The majority of the carols have sacred texts, but others are celebratory and used to accompany feasts and banquets in aristocratic households. Songs include "Ave Maria," "Be Merry, be merry," "There is no Rose," "What tidings bringest thou?" and more.