We Wish You a Merry Christmas 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas Mp3 Download. The Bristol-based composer, conductor and organist Arthur Warrell (1883-1939) is responsible for the popularity of the carol.

Warrell, a lecturer at the University of Bristol from 1909, arranged the tune for his own University of Bristol Madrigal Singers as an elaborate four-part arrangement, which he performed with them in concert on December 6, 1935. 

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His composition was published by Oxford University Press the same year under the title “A Merry Christmas: West Country traditional song”.

It’s however important to know that Warrell’s arrangement is notable for using “I” instead of “we” in the words; the first line is I wish you a Merry Christmas”.

It was subsequently republished in the collection Carols for Choirs (1961), and remains widely performed.

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However, many traditional versions of the song have been recorded, some of which replace the last line with “Good tidings for Christmas and a happy new year”.

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