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Dec. 23, 2018: Christmas favorites by the chimers

Today’s Music: This morning our chimers return, playing their new, more resonant bells. They’ll play Christmas favorites: “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” is a Polish carol, perhaps as old as the 13thcentury. Of similar age, 14thcentury or earlier, is the tune for “Good Christian men, rejoice.” “God rest ye, merry gentlemen” is also quite old, perhaps from the 16thcentury; it is mentioned in Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. In contrast, “Silent Night,” though firmly entrenched as a Christmas favorite, is relatively new, having been composed for guitar and voice in 1818.  David Boelzner