John Speller's Web Pages Hark! hark! what news the angels bring

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Hark! hark! what news the angels bring
This carol, popularly known as "Old Hark Hark" was collected by Janet Blunt from William Walton (1836-1919), James Busby, and Tom Trigg of Adderbury in October 1916. The tune was written by Thomas Hayward (b. 1781), Landlord of the Coach and Horses Public House on The Green at Adderbury, who directed the church choir. It is said to have been sung both by the Adderbury Waits and in All Saints Church, Adderbury.

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All Saints Parish Church at Adderbury in Oxfordshire. Image copyright Alan Ford and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License
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