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The World's Greatest Music
Did you know about the gender politics of 'The Holly and the Ivy' - or the mouse who gave us 'Silent Night'? Anne Marie-Minhall takes a look at some of the amazing stories behind our best-loved Christmas carols.
This popular Christmas song tells the story of the journey of the Magi. Originally its composer – the Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr. – wrote it as a solo song. The version we know and love today was made by Elgar's friend and collaborator, the organist Ivor Atkins.
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