• Cheryl Frances-Hoad
  • Good Day, Sir Christemas! (2015)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Programme Note

Commissioned by BBC Music Magazine for the 2016 Christmas Issue. Premiered by Sansara (filmed performance for BBC Music Magazine).

​Good day, good day,
My lord Sir Christemas, good day!

Good day, Sir Christemas, our king,
For every man, both old and young,
Is glad and blithe for your coming;
Good day!

God's son so great of might
From heaven to earth down is alight
And born is of a maid so bright;
Good day!

Heaven and earth and also hell,
And all that ever in them dwell,
Of your coming they are full snelle; [glad, excited]
Good day!

Of your coming the clerks find:
Ye come to save all mankind
And of their sorrows them unbind;
Good day!

All manner of mirths we will make
And solace to our hearts take,
My noble lord, for your sake;
Good day!

Modern English version of a 15th Century Carol by The Clerk of Oxford