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Wassup With Wassailing?

As traditional and familiar as most any English Christmas carol, the song is among the season’s more anachronistic, an evocation of a holiday custom that pretty much puzzles modern celebrants: wassailing. Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green; … Continue reading

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Mideival & Renaissance Christmas

Noel [noh-el] – noun – a Christmas song or carol We are all very familiar with The First Noel but have you ever wondered what came after that? The first specifically Christmas hymns that we know of appear in fourth … Continue reading

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Before there was Christmas

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  It is the official start of the Christmas season. What would the Christmas season be without music?  For the next 26 days I’ll be exploring some of the Christmas music we all enjoy. Did … Continue reading

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