Medieval English Songs for St Nicholas

Medieval English Songs for St Nicholas December 6, 2015

St Nicholas was a very popular saint in the Middle Ages, and with all the colourful stories about him, it’s not difficult to see why. There are several vernacular carols and poems in his honour from medieval England, and in fact one of the very earliest surviving English songs is a prayer to St Nicholas (one of the songs of Godric of Finchale, who died in 1170)…

more (via Amy Welborn)–and you can listen to that song on YouTube:


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