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What Child, Nowell

Tuesday 16 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

Traditional ("What Child Is This?" and "The First Nowell") : Arrangement by Tori Amos with additional words and music by Tori Amos.
Piano, harpsichord & vocals – Tori Amos
Drums, percussions & bells – Matt Chamberlain
Bass - Jon Evans
Synths & Samplers – John Philip Shenale
Strings arranged & conducted by John Philip Shenale

"What Child, Nowell" is a reworking of two well-known English carols: "What Child Is This?" and "The First Nowell."Tori added a segment to the song and overall altered the melody and arrangements. The original American carol "What Child Is This?" is sung to the melody of the famous traditional English hymn "Greensleeves," which makes it not really popular in the U.K.