It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Music by Richard Storrs Willis, Words by Edmund Sears (PD)

Siegfried Knöpfler, autoharp; Cathy Britell, hammered dulcimer, bass. Cologne, Germany and Seattle, WA. Cathy re-processed Siegfried's home recording, added her tracks and produced the final mix.

The lyricist's name is mentioned since his words influenced the instrumental arrangement, especially the second run through the tune, which is based on his originally third verse, particularly on the lines:

And man, at war with man, hears not
The love song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing!

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