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Traditional (Old) Christian Christmas Songs & Christmas Carols

Traditional Old and Christian Christmas SongsOld Christmas Songs and Christmas Carols
  • "All Through the Night"
  • "An Angel Returned"
  • "Angels From the Realms of Glory"
  • "Angels We Have Heard on High"
  • "Ave Maria"
  • "Away in a Manger"
  • "Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella"
  • "Come All Ye Faithful"
  • "Do You Hear What I Hear"
  • "Drummer Boy, The Little"
  • "Go Tell It On the Mountain"
  • "Good King Wenceles"
  • "Hallelujah Chorus" (Handel's Messiah)
  • "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"
  • "I Saw Three Ships"
  • "I Wonder as I Wander"
  • "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
  • "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"
  • "Joy to the World"
  • "Lirum Lirum"
  • "Lo, How a Rose"
  • "Mary Did You Know"
  • "Mary's Little Boy Child"
  • "O Come Emanuel"
  • "O Holy Night"
  • "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
  • "Silent Night"
  • "The Coventry Carol"
  • "The First Noel"
  • "The Holly and the Ivy"
  • "The Little Drummer Boy"
  • "There's a Song in the Air"
  • "We Three Kings"
  • "What Child is This"
  • "When a Child is Born"
  • "While Shepards Watched Their Flocks by Night"

    Old Traditional Christmas Songs
  • "12 Days of Christmas"
  • "Auld Lang Syne"
  • "Carol of the Bells"
  • "Chestnuts Roasting..."
  • "Christmas in Killarney"
  • "Christmas is Coming"
  • "Ding Dong Merrily on High"
  • "Glad Christmas Bells"
  • "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
  • "Still, Still, Still"
  • "Tannenbaum" (O Christmas Tree)

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    Christmas Music: From Pagans to Present (continued) (Go to first page of article >>>)

    Medieval Christmas Music In the early fourteenth century, the evolution of music reflected the turmoil in the Christian Church as the church began to lose control over its clergy as well as the common man.

    Secular music eased its way into the inner ecclesiastical circles and even Gregorian chants began to be usurped by the 'new' music. A democratic revolution sprung forth against the controlling intrusions of the Medieval Church, in part in a musical rebellion.
    Toward the end of the Medieval Period, as the Church's grip was loosened, the non-Latin forbearers of modern carols arose. Some of the old carols, largely sung in Latin, began to shift to the vernacular language. Carols and music became the modern conduit through which the people expressed their feelings, a nascent sense of freedom and pushed back against oppressive religious conservatism.
    Medieval Hand Written Music During the 16th century, Christmas evolved into the holiday of carols, but the rejection of caroling by the Puritans in the 17th century dampened the tradition in England for over 160 years. Believing that Christmas should be treated as a solemn occasion, the Puritan regime of Oliver Cromwell completely banned Christmas carols in England between 1649 and 1660.

    Medieval Singers During this period, the carols were distributed in secret on printed sheets and were preserved. When Charles Dickens (1812 - 1890) was a boy, it was widely believed by those in power that the carol would become extinct. Dickens' writings on the true spirit of Christmas helped restore Christmas festivities and the popularity of the carol revived.

    Today the distinction is generally drawn between the Christmas carol and Christmas songs which are generally not based in religion and more contemporary. Even traditional Christmas Songs may reflect the complex history of the carol and Christmas itself.

    The next time you hear "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..." know that with a few slight twists to history, you might be listening to a seasonal melody describing the "Twelve Days of Saturnalia." The original Roman celebration around the winter solstice (December 21st), began with the feast of Saturnalia and ended with the Sol Invictus festival over a period of, you guessed it, 12 days.

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