I have not! Though I would argue that death is the highlight of a few carols (typically the more ancient ones, and in later verses); the shining example is from “We Three Kings”:

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom:
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

I understand that’s not necessarily everyone’s boat, but if you love mystery and majesty in your carols (and a little catechetical foreshadowing), it doesn’t get much better than that!

musical theater writer • mostly songs about robots

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