The Resource Carols of Christmas : a celebration of the surprising stories behind your favorite holiday songs, Andrew Gant, (ebook)

Carols of Christmas : a celebration of the surprising stories behind your favorite holiday songs, Andrew Gant, (ebook)

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Carols of Christmas : a celebration of the surprising stories behind your favorite holiday songs
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Carols of Christmas
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a celebration of the surprising stories behind your favorite holiday songs
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Andrew Gant
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eng
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From Oxford professor and renowned British composer, a joyous account of the history behind our favorite carols. Everyone loves a carol-in the end, even Ebenezer Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of mid-winter mood, like the aroma of gingerbread or the twinkle of lights on a tree. It's a kind of magic. But how did they get that magic? Andrew Gant-choirmaster, church musician, university professor, and writer-tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied by lyrics and music, unraveling a captivating, and often surprising, tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys and choirboys. Readers get to delve into the history such favorites as "Good King Wenceslas," "Away in a Manger," and "O, Tannenbaum," discovering along the way how "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" came to replace "Hark, how all the welkin' ring" and how Ralph Vaughan Williams applied the tune of an English folk song about a dead ox to a poem by a nineteenth century American pilgrim to make "O Little Town of Bethlehem." A charming book that brims with anecdote, expert knowledge, and Christmas spirit, this is a fittingly joyous account of one of the best-loved musical traditions
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Midwest
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1963-
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Gant, Andrew
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782.2817230268
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non fiction
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  • Carols
  • Carols
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adult
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Carols of Christmas : a celebration of the surprising stories behind your favorite holiday songs, Andrew Gant, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9780718031534
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12199100
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remote
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12199100
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MWT12199100
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Carols of Christmas : a celebration of the surprising stories behind your favorite holiday songs, Andrew Gant, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780718031534
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12199100
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12199100
System control number
MWT12199100
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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