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- Music written by
- John Baptiste Calkin
- Original lyrics written by
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Composition date
- Adapted from
Christmas Bells written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Circa 1872, English organist John Baptiste Calkin used the poem in a processional accompanied with a melody he previously used as early as 1848. Calkin's melody is titled "Waltham". The Calkin version of the carol was long the standard.
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