CHRISTMAS SONG

Composer: Karl P. Harrington

Born: June 13, 1861, Somersworth, New Hampshire. Died: November 14, 1953, Berkeley, California. Buried: Middletown, Connecticut. Son of Calvin S. and Eliza Chase Harrington, Karl earned his AB degree in 1882, and his AM in 1885, from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He studied at the University of Berlin (1887-89) and Yale University (1890-91). He taught high school in Westfield, Massachusetts (1882-85); Latin at Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (1885-87); was a Latin tutor at Wesleyan University (1889-91); Latin professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1891-99); University of Maine (1899-1905); and Wesleyan University (1905). While at the University of North Carolina, he directed the Glee… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Karl P. Harrington (1904)
Meter: 12.12.12.12
Incipit: 56516 75551 35
Key: G Major

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There's a Song in the Air

There's a song in the air!
There's a star in the sky!
There's a mother's deep prayer
and a baby's low cry!
And the star rains its fire
while the beautiful sing,
for the manger of Bethlehem
cradles a King!

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