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Information About the band
Holbeach Victoria Training Band
Seasons 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003- 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014
14 December 2011 - St Johns Church, Spalding
Christmas Programme Notes
Magic of Christmas
Arrangement of Christmas music including:
Christmas Piece by Goff Richards followed, a superb re-take on the Sussex Carol
Lonely this Christmas
I Believe in Father Christmas
"I Believe In Father Christmas" is a song by Greg Lake(most famously a member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer), with lyrics by Peter Sinfield. Although it is often categorised as a Christmas song this was not Lake's intention. Lake claims to have written the song in protest at the commercialisation of Christmas.
When Christmas Sleeps
Clever mix of three carols: First Noel and Away in a Manger, Silent Night
Jingle Bell Rock
Despite being titled a Jingle Bell "Rock", Helms' version of the song was performed in the crossover style known as Rockabilly, and to modern ears it sounds a lot more "Country" than it does "Rock and Roll".
Arrangement of 2 songs: Frosty the Snowman and Here Comes Santa Claus
We Three Kings
"We Three Kings", also known as "We Three Kings of Orient Are" or "The Quest of the Magi", is a Christmas carol written by the Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr., who wrote both the lyrics and the music. It is suggested to have been written in 1857 but did not appear in print until his Carols, Hymns and Song in 1863.
Do They Know It's Christmas?
In late 1984, a BBC report by Michael Buerk was aired highlighting the famine that had hit the people of Ethiopia. Irish singer, Bob Geldof had seen the report and was moved so much that he decided that a pop record should be used to further increase awareness of the famine and to raise money. Aware that he could do little on his own, he called Midge Ure from Ultravox and together they quickly co-wrote the song, "Do They Know It's Christmas?".
is a Christmas carol dating from the 16th Century. The carol was performed in Coventry as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from the Gospel of Matthew. This carol presents the Massacre of the Innocents in which Herod orders all male infants in Bethlehem killed. The lyrics of this haunting carol represent a mother's lament for her doomed child. It is the only carol that has survived from this play.
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
is a song that was "written" (see Skewball) by John Lennon with partial help from Yoko Ono. It was recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City in late October of 1971, with the help of producer Phil Spector.
Swing into Christmas
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