Christmas Music

In which the Medieval roots of Christmas Songs are traced:

choirI quote from Eyolf Østrem the discoverer of this Medieval cantus when it was initially posted on YouTube:

The original version of a well-known Christmas song. Provenance uncertain, but certain aspects of the melody, such as the end of the versus, point towards an origin not in the main continental tradition, but rather in some of the more peripheral provinces, e.g. in the English sphere or possibly in the Scandinavian countries.

Many thanks to Jeff for introducing me to this remarkable piece of musical history.

On this day in 1981: General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, largely due to the actions by Solidarity.

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

5 thoughts on “Christmas Music”

  1. I am beginning to appreciate more and more these old ditties to the cheap christmas trash continually broadcasted nowadays. It is like eating real food after a diet of fast food rubbish.

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