1928 – Annus Mirabilis of the Christmas Carol
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1928 witnessed the BBC’s first broadcast of the Christmas Eve carol service from King’s College, Cambridge. 1928 also saw the publication of The Oxford Book of Carols.
By paying tribute to conductors Arthur Mann and Boris Ord, and composers and arrangers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Martin Shaw, Jeremy Summerly and the St Luke’s Carollers make a case for 1928 as the year in which the Christmas carol went viral.
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