Commissioned by the Master and Fellows of St John’s College, Cambridge. First performed on 27 November 2021 by The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, directed by George Herbert.

  • SATB
  • SATB
  • 3 min
  • Anonymous, 16th century after M Finnissy

Programme Note

Composed for the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, this Advent carol by Scottish composer Helen Grime is a setting of an anonymous 16th English text for four-part choir with limited divisi. Lasting around three minutes, the music evolves through a series of variations punctuated by a repeated refrain.


Helen Grime: Telling