Lully, Lulla, Lullay
Philip Stopford

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A new entry — and the one and only appearance from contemporary composer Philip Stopford.

British composer Philip Stopford composed this version of the Coventry Carol in 2008. The rocking lullaby tells the story of the Massacre of the Innocents — where King Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two to be killed — from a mother's perspective, sung as a beautiful lament for her doomed child.

Saint Antony of Padua holding Baby Jesus by Bernardo Strozzi (c.1625).