Lullay My Liking was written for Soprano solo and a cappella Mixed Chorus by Gustav Holst in 1916. It was the second of four short Christmas carols that were published as his opus 34. It was later transcribed for TTBB Male Voice Chorus and Tenor solo by Herbert Pierce.
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) was an English composer and teacher. Having studied under Stanford and Parry, he became a close friend of Vaughan Williams – they would often critique each other’s work – and influenced composers such as Tippet and Britten. He is best remembered for his Planets suite.