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Many of our most popular Christmas carols were written by that great composer Anonymous (who also wrote under his nickname, Anon). He also penned such favourite tunes as Greensleeves, God Save the Queen and Scarborough Fair - but it’s his Christmas hits that concern us here.
Best known for its Latin refrain – “Gloria (prolonged over several bars), Hosanna in excelsis!” – this carol can be traced back to France in the 16th century, but the words come from a passionate bell-ringer and Anglican priest, George Woodward.
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