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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

I am offering a free mp3 download of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing — a track from my Christmas CD in the Tranquility series. It’s a way I can give a gift and say “Thank You” for your support over the years. Download the Hark! The Herald Angels Sing mp3, add it to your playlist and enjoy during this festive season.

I chose Hark! The Herald Angels Sing because it is a very popular Christmas carol and the music has strength and a lasting quality. I feel my arrangement and composition of this piece brings out the underlying qualities, often missed when played on a church organ, and is sure to please with its rich tonal qualities.

When arranging a piece which has become a classic, it helps to know a bit of the history. If you, too, have an interest in the evolution of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, there is a short article by Melissa Howard and a Wikipedia article which give an insight to the background of the piece. Both article hint at fair use, derivative work and copyright, which are still unsolved, contentious issues today.

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