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Greensleeves, a Christmas favorite

As the Christmas season approaches it seems a perfect time to enjoy one of the season’s best-loved melodies, Greensleeves, also known as What Child is This? If you are not familiar with this treasured melody listen  while you read the text below. “Greensleeves” is a traditional English folk song and tune dating back to the… Read More ›

Origins of Holiday and Christmas Music

Holiday and Christmas Music Now that we have experienced Black Friday and Cyber Monday it’s time to think about listening to Holiday music. Christmas music, which has been a seasonal staple for centuries, had its earliest beginnings as chants, litanies, and hymns intended for use during the church liturgy. History isn’t clear as to when… Read More ›

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