History of the Christmas Carol: Hark the Herald Angels Sing with RKVC! The Rod Kim & Vince Cirino Self Deprecating RKVC Pop Rock Pop Up Videos.
History of the Christmas Carol: Hark the Herald Angels Sing with RKVC!
The history of the Christmas carol, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” was written in 1739 by Charles Wesley. Originally meant as a slow and somber song, it would be steadily changed throughout history. Wesley’s co-worker, George Whitefield changed the opening couplet from what was originally solemn to the familiar one it is today.
A hundred years after its original publication, Felix Mendelssohn composed a cantata to commemorate achievements of Johann Gutenberg. It was this music adapted by William H. Cummings to fit the lyric originally written by Charles Wesley. Among becoming one of the most well known Christmas carols, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” has been performed by countless choirs, orchestras and musicians.
The hymn tune “Gloria” as arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes is most commonly known as the chorus for the French Christmas carol “Angels We Have Heard On High”. In 2013, self-deprecating romantic pop rock duo RKVC arranged and recorded their version of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” including the chorus “Gloria”.
These buddies know how to have fun and they want to share that with you. More than just electronic pop, RKVC mixes in self deprecating humor and their camaraderie to make the work day go by quicker. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for more videos with RKVC. On Wednesdays, their miniseries #Troublemakers airs and Fridays is time Weekend Lifeline! Hope that you got some insight on the history of the Christmas carol!
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The Self-Deprecating Romantic Pop Rock Duo of Rod Kim & Vince Cirino bridges the gap between songs of heartbreak and love without making you want to jump off that bridge. Rod Kim & Vince Cirino: Mixing the feel & soul of the singer/songwriter genre with a noncommittal love for modern electronic pop.
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