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Peace o'er the world her olive branch extends
This Advent Carol is an arrangement from Alexander Pope's poem "Messiah," published in The Spectator in 1712. It is found in a number of sources, including several American ones such as The Sacred Minstrel, Or, American Church Music Book, edited by Virgil Corydon Taylor (1847) where it is set to Pleyel's tune "Savannah." It is one of the carols that were sung in Castleton, Derbyshire, and appears in W. H. Shawcross, A Garland of the Old Castleton Christmas Carols. Hemsworth: C. E. Turner, 1904.

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The Peak Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire, 1805. In recent years this has frequently been a venue for carol services
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