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The Agincourt Carol

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The Agincourt Carol was written in celebration of the victory of the English against the French at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. 600 years later the carol is sung at the Tower of London.
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medievalgirl002 (8 months ago)
This is lovely, thanks.
John Rechtoris (9 months ago)
I was looking for a version of this song to help me learn it, and I'm choosing this one. Thanks for creating and sharing it!
RedwoodTheElf (10 months ago)
Clam Chowder did a version where, halfway through, they started using the tune from the Banana Boat Song.
Buck Lilli (10 months ago)
I am trying to figure out if the music is preharmonic.  I think so.  I think there is some unison singing and some polyphony.
Buck Lilli (10 months ago)
This tune is used in the Presbyterian hymnal, with different words.  "Oh, Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High"
Buck Lilli (10 months ago)
I love music. But Henry V had no business attacking France.  It was all ego.  He attacked because he was sent tennis balls for his 22nd birthday by the French king, and he thought it was an insult.
mike merrell-dominguez (7 months ago)
Yes. That was Europe in the Rennaisance I'm afraid. Was it right? I don't think so, but pretty much the same thing happened in the First World War in the 20th Century. When enjoying historic music it really is not productive to get hung up on the beliefs of the time. Listening to the music can give us a window into how people felt in the past, it doesn't mean we are buying into the things we reject in the modern world. Listening to 19th Century American music does not mean we agree with slavery. Listening to Early baroque music does not mean we agree with burning witches.......... and listening to the Agincourt Carol does not mean we are in favour of invading France (with the exception of Johannes Liechtenauer who seems quite keen).
Buck Lilli (7 months ago)
You have an imperialistic attitude. Parts of France belonged to English kings and queens in the Middle Ages. Re; Eleanor of Aquitaine, par example
Johannes Liechtenauer (7 months ago)
Buck Lilli Henry had absolutely every right to France. It belongs to us now, to this day. Perhaps one day we will return to claim it.
Buck Lilli (10 months ago)
It was taken as an insult.  We peons get insulted all the time, but don't start wars over it.   If the King's pride was hurt, many had to die.
mike merrell-dominguez (10 months ago)
....... but it was an insult. That is why the King of France sent them. You're being very literal.
Buck Lilli (11 months ago)
Tower of London is evil, all those false imprisonments and beheadings.
Johannes Liechtenauer (7 months ago)
Buck Lilli you're an idiot.
Tracey Stewart (1 year ago)
This is fantastic!
Brennos (1 year ago)
Maudits anglois !
MrLuridan (1 year ago)
Really well sung, and played.
gristlelick (1 year ago)
Always have had a huge connection to medieval and early english history, so it was quite exciting to learn of my great grandfather (x16 or something) who was a relatively prominent Welsh nobleman who died at Agincourt fighting alongside King Henry V. Now, I can't help but feel some sense of pride and deep, deep respect inside of me whenever I hear this song or read/watch anything about Agincourt. One of the most brilliant military victories in English history, no doubt, so I'm honored to know that my great (etc) grandfather laid down his life for king and country that day. Brilliant performance, truly moving really.
John Pino (1 year ago)
gristlelick if you've never heard the live version sung by June Tabor and maddy prior..give it a listen. The melody is much more haunting (which imo fits better)
David Price (1 year ago)
That'll show those |Frenchies
Johannes Liechtenauer (7 months ago)
Roland Scales took them a hundred years to win on their own soil. Typical French. We had a crap king who was no fit ruler and the start of the Wars of the Roses, that explains it.
Roland Scales (1 year ago)
Guess who lost the Hundred Years' War!
Ming Liu (1 year ago)
Simply beautiful!
follytowers (1 year ago)
Excellent - at last a rendition that I like! Thanks
SanctusL7 (2 years ago)
As someone whos passionate it about Medieval English History, I find this incredible!
Thank you for the reminder! *;-)*

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