Tune of the Day: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
This English carol made its first written appearance in William B. Sandys's Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern of 1833. It is most well known in John Gardner's adaptation, but numerous other composers have made original settings of it or arranged the traditional tune, including Gustav Holst, John Rutter and David Willcocks.
There is also a contemporary arrangement of this carol by Carl Rütti, who picked three texts out of the enormous choice of traditional carols which could form three parts: Andante, Adagio, Presto. “I Wonder as I Wander” is the Andante, “O Little Town of Bethlehem” is the Adagio, and “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day” is the Presto.