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Christmas is upon us, which means it's time to rediscover all those favourite festive pieces of music, Find out how classical music does Christmas, from traditional carols to obscure gems you may not have heard...
Did you know that the chorus of this classic carol was originally going to be, "Hark! How all the welkin rings / Glory to the King of Kings"? And its lyricist, Charles Wesley, originally wanted some slow and rather depressing music to accompany it? Thank goodness Mendelssohn stuck his oar in with his superb melody.
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