Today on “Days to Remember” I wanted to write about a Christmas tunes that we love and share during the holiday season called, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” but who wrote this infamous tune?
The text to the Carol O Come All Ye Faithful was originally written in Latin by Adeste Fideles and was intended to be a hymn; it is attributed to John Wade, an Englishman.
The music to O Come All Ye Faithful was composed by fellow Englishman John Reading in the early 1700s. The tune was first published in a collection known as “Cantus Diversi” in 1751.
It’s very old Christmas song, and if you ever heard it does sound like something from hymnal.
Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name Ed Ames is the song called, “O Come All Ye Faithful” the way it was written from Adeste Fideles.
Who was Adeste Fideles?
The man of mystery has trivia about his name that I bet you didn’t know about?
Adeste” in Latin means, to come to or toward”. “Fidelis” is Latin for “faithful” it’s also plural for the meaning, all faithful ones,” which coincides with the song.
Adeste Fideles is a very popular 18th century Christmas hymn. It has sometimes been erroneously attributed to the 13th century saint, St. Bonaventure (1221-1274).
Little is known about the Latin composer in where he was born or originated, some say he was born in England while others say he was born in Spain.
Regardless what his up brining was, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” is well received song around Christmas time and is usually played around Nativity scenes to get you the mood.
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