Glory To The Newborn King

Angels are prominently featured in many traditional Christmas songs, celebrating their message to the shepherds outside Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’s birth. One of the most beloved of these traditional songs is “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”

But did you know that it wasn’t originally written about angels and the word change prompted quite a controversy between two prominent preachers of the 18th Century? Continue reading

The Duke Who Gave Gifts

This is a song that I knew by tune but not by lyrics for many years. I discovered the lyrics in a music book as I learned to play the melody on harp and knew there must be some great history or a good story attached to the lyrics. When I did a little research during this holiday season, I wasn’t disappointed!

Meet “Good King Wenceslaus” – a medieval duke who inspired a legend and a delightful song… Continue reading