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Once in Royal David's City by the Will Todd Trio.

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Uploaded on Mar 14, 2011

A really calm and beautiful jazz improvisation based on the carol 'Once in Royal David's City'. Although really a christmas piece, this lovely arrangement holds up at any time of the year.

Although probably best known as a choral composer, the British composer Will Todd is also an extremely accomplished songwriter and Jazz performer. The WIll Todd trio comprises Will on Piano, Gareth Huw Davies on double bass and Jim Fleeman on drums.

Personent hodie is a Christmas carol originally published in the 1582 Finnish song book Piae Cantiones, a volume of 74 Medieval songs with Latin texts collected by Jaakko Suomalainen, a Swedish Lutheran cleric

Ir became popular in Britain after Gustav Holst set it for unison voices and orchestra in 1916. Here Will Todd has arranged it for Jazz piano trio.

One of several numbers recorded at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

For more information about Will and a list of his accomplishments so far, visit http://www.willtodd.com/ and keep coming back for more works.

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