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Tune Req: 'Fröhliche Weihnacht überall'' - tune

*#1 PEASANT* 25 Oct 11 - 10:33 PM
GUEST,leeneia 26 Oct 11 - 10:12 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: 'Fröhliche Weihnacht überall'' - tune
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 10:33 PM

Greetings All-

I have been researching a bit about the German Christmas carol
"Fröhliche Weihnacht überall''
The interesting thing I have come across is that its earliest printed
version apparently is in "Liederlust und Psalter", an 1882 German hymnal
for Methodist Sunday schools in the Unites States, printed in Cincinnati.

In it the tune is marked "aus England". However, it seems no one has
been able to point to the English tune this may come from.
You can hear it here
there are scores available online:
and plenty of Youtube videos of it including the Vienna boy choir....


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'Fröhliche Weihnacht überall'' - tune
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Oct 11 - 10:12 AM

Hello, Conrad. I don't know where the melody came from, but it's delightful. Thanks for sharing.

It seems to that it could have been a theme from a piece of Baroque music or it could have been a country dance.

Thank you for posting.

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