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A tribute to composers of Christmas music in the form of a "Medley", adding 25 tunes, one each day, from December 1st through Christmas Day!

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A tribute to composers of Christmas music in the form of a "Medley", adding 25 tunes, one each day, from December 1st through Christmas Day!

    Prelude + 25

    Prelude + 25

    17:38: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is a popular English Christmas carol from the West Country of England.The Bristol-based composer, conductor and organist Arthur Warrell is responsible for the popularity of the carol. Warrell arranged the tune for his own University of Bristol Madrigal Singers, and performed it with them in concert on December 6, 1935. That same year, his elaborate four-part arrangement was published by Oxford University Press, under the title "A Merry Christmas: West Country traditional song". (WikiPedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Wish_You_a_Merry_Christmas)

    • 18 Min.
    Prelude + 24

    Prelude + 24

    17:03: "Silent Night" (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. (WikiPedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night)

    • 17 Min.
    Prelude + 23

    Prelude + 23

    15:52: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems. Its lyrics had been written by Charles Wesley. Wesley had requested and received slow and solemn music for his lyrics, not the joyful tune expected today. Moreover, Wesley's original opening couplet is "Hark! how all the welkin rings / Glory to the King of Kings". (WikiPedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hark!_The_Herald_Angels_Sing)

    • 17 Min.
    Prelude + 22

    Prelude + 22

    14:50: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" (originally written in Latin as Adeste Fideles) is a Christmas carol that has been attributed to various authors, including John Francis Wade (1711–1786), John Reading (1645–1692) and King John IV of Portugal (1604–1656), with the earliest manuscript of the hymn bearing his name, located in the library of the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa. (WikiPedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Come,_All_Ye_Faithful)

    • 15 Min.
    Prelude + 21

    Prelude + 21

    14:18: "O Tannenbaum" (German: [oː ˈtanənbaʊm]; "O fir tree", English: "O Christmas Tree") is a German Christmas song. Based on a traditional folk song, it became associated with the traditional Christmas tree by the early 20th century and sung as a Christmas carol. (WikiPedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Tannenbaum)

    • 14 Min.
    Prelude + 20

    Prelude + 20

    13:57: "What Child Is This?" is a Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time of composing the carol, Dix worked as an insurance company manager and had been struck by a severe illness. While recovering, he underwent a spiritual renewal that led him to write several hymns, including lyrics to this carol that was subsequently set to the tune of "Greensleeves", a traditional English folk song. Although it was written in Great Britain, the carol is more popular in the United States than in its country of origin today. (WikiPedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Child_Is_This%3F)

    • 14 Min.

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