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Source hymnsandcarolsofchristmas hymns and carols deck the hall htm

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  • Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly


This song s music but not its words was developed in wales

This song’s music (but not its words) was developed in Wales.


It resembled songs by english madrigals in the 1500 s

It resembled songs by English Madrigals in the 1500’s.


Source hymnsandcarolsofchristmas hymns and carols deck the hall htm

  • Decking the Halls with Boughs of Holly or decorating for the first day of winter was a tradition dating back to ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Northern European Druids.


Source hymnsandcarolsofchristmas hymns and carols deck the hall htm

Deck the Halls begins to distinguish between Holy Day and Holiday with its festive theme for a joyous New Year.


Source hymnsandcarolsofchristmas hymns and carols deck the hall htm

It was basically a dance, where folks would circle a harp player, who played the Fa la lalala portion.


Later they sang fa la la la la la la la la as a sort of medieval folly

Later, they sang Fa la lalala, la lalala as a sort of medieval folly.


Source hymnsandcarolsofchristmas hymns and carols deck the hall htm

One London harpist, Edward Jones published an early version of the song in 1784 in his book: Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards.


Source hymnsandcarolsofchristmas hymns and carols deck the hall htm

The song came to prominence when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart added it to his repertoire in a duet for violin and piano.


Source hymnsandcarolsofchristmas hymns and carols deck the hall htm

  • Join us in singing it now.

  • Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

  • -fa la lalala, la lalala.


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