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Christmas Classics Videos

 

Ron Clancy, author of the beautiful Christmas Classics series of Christmas carol books, has now created a number of "The Story Behind The Music" videos recounting the histories of several Christmas carols. Three were released in late July 2009; other titles were released from early November through early December. Are are available at YouTube.

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Contents

The Story Behind The Music of ...

Chapter 1. The Little Drummer Boy

Chapter 2. O Little Town of Bethlehem

Chapter 3. White Christmas

Chapter 4. I'll Be Home For Christmas

Chapter 5. Rudolph & Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Chapter 6. Do You Hear What I Hear?

Chapter 7. The New York Influence

Chapter 8. Carol of the Bells

Chapter 9. Jingle Bells

Chapter 10. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Chapter 11. Silent Night

Chapter 12. The Alfred Burt Carols

Chapter 13. Christmas Eve in My Hometown

Chapter 14. Two Spirituals

Chapter 15. From Harvard Composers

Chapter 16. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Chapter 17. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Chapter 18. We Three Kings of Orient Are

Chapter 19. I Wonder As I Wander

Chapter 20. The Cowboy Carol

Chapter 21. The Shepherd's Carol

World War II - Honoring Those Who Served

About the Christmas Classics - The Millennia Series

 

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The Christmas Classics Chronicles

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Christmas Classics
The Millennial Collection
from Ron Clancy
Best-Loved Christmas Carols (2000)
American Christmas Classics (2001)
Children's Christmas Classics (2002)

Now available is the beautiful
Sacred Christmas Music

 

American Christmas Classics Introduces 
  22 Fascinating Video Stories of Familiar Favorites
 

(PRWEB) December 8, 2009 -- In the culmination of a 4,000 mile journey taking over a year, Ron Clancy is introducing twenty-two videos that trace the history of some of the most popular American Christmas carols on his website. (Click here for review of all videos.)

     The videos, available on his website, provide compelling, little-known personal stories behind the music and act as a partner for Clancy’s American Christmas Classics boxed set-collection spanning 200 years of American Christmas music. The stories, mostly about traditional gems found in the collection, are also about a few carols from his first title Best-Loved Christmas Carols and his fourth book/CD collection Sacred Christmas Music. The music collection, one of the largest and mostly highly copyright protected ever assembled for public sale, represents both secular and religious favorites written in America.

     Ron Clancy’s life long dream to create the classics collections combining historical perspective, fascinating stories, period art, song lyrics, and music CDs is a reality and is further augmented by the production of the videos.

     The author’s travels started in Savannah, GA, and the “Jingle Bells” Church where the song’s composer, who fought for the Confederacy while his brother fought on the Union side in the Civil War, was music director. Clancy then visited St. Helena, SC, once a port of call for the slave trade, where the spiritual “Mary Had a Baby” may have originated.

     The journey continued through North Carolina, Michigan, Boston, New York, and ended in Philadelphia where, amongst other stops, he went to Independence Hall and the Holy Trinity Church on Rittenhouse Square, to shed light on one of our most endearing carols, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Its author, Rev. Phillips Brooks, one of the country’s most prominent preachers at the time, was grief-stricken over the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and the horrors of the Civil War so, for solace, he went to the Holy Land. As he witnessed a Christmas Eve service there, the Rev. Brooks was inspired to compose his carol poem. (Click here to see video.) 

     American Christmas Classics special boxed set and 3 CDs is not available in stores but can be ordered from the website for $29.95 - half off the suggested retail price. There is no better way to celebrate the Christmas holiday than with hours of the most popular Christmas music in the country and a better understanding of how that music was written.

     William E. Studwell, a foremost authority on Christmas carols, once wrote: “Clancy’s exceptional publications are probably better than anything I may have produced. I can take vicarious joy in having even a slight connection with these masterpieces of holiday literature. They are the ultimate Christmas collection.”

     According to Joel Welin, Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Fl, “Each Season, some company attempts to span the decades of holiday music with a compilation of favorites… and most often falls short… But for timeless carols and songs (no contemporary tuneage here, dude) and immaculate presentation, nothing this season holds a candle to Ronald M. Clancy’s “Best-Loved Christmas Carols” and “American Christmas Classics.”

     For more information, visit http://www.christmasclassics.com or call 1-866-552-7742 toll free to order.

Contact Information:
Ronald Clancy
[email protected]
609-886-6540

 

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The Christmas Classics Chronicles

Chapter 1.
The Story Behind the Music of
The Little Drummer Boy

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Chapter 2.
The Story Behind the Music of
O Little Town of Bethlehem

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Chapter 3.
The Story Behind the Music of
White Christmas

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Chapter 4.
The Story Behind the Music of
I'll Be Home For Christmas

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Chapter 5.
The Stories Behind The Music Of
"Rudolph" & "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"

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Chapter 6.
The Stories Behind The Music Of
 Do You Hear What I Hear?

 

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Chapter 7.
The Story Behind The Music
With New York Influence

 

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Chapter 8.
The Stories Behind The Music Of
Carol of the Bells

 

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Chapter 9.
The Stories Behind The Music Of
Jingle Bells

 

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Chapter 10.
The Stories Behind The Music Of
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

 

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Chapter 11.
The Stories Behind The Music Of
Silent Night

 

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Chapter 12.
The Stories Behind The Music Of
The Alfred Burt Carols

 

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Chapter 13.
The Stories Behind The Music Of
"Christmas Eve in My Hometown"

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Chapter 14.
The Stories Behind The Music Of

Two Spirituals

 

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Chapter 15.
The Story Behind the Music
From Harvard Composers

 

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Chapter 16.
The Story Behind the Music of
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

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Chapter 17.
The Story Behind the Music of
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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Chapter 18.
The Story Behind the Music of
We Three Kings of Orient Are

 

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Chapter 19.
The Story Behind the Music of
I Wonder As I Wander

 

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Chapter 20.
The Story Behind the Music of
The Cowboy Carol

 

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Chapter 21.
The Story Behind the Music of
The Shepherd's Carol

 

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See all the videos:

The Christmas Classics Chronicles

... and ...

 

Christmas Classics-The Millennial Collection
from Ron Clancy
Best-Loved Christmas Carols (2000)
American Christmas Classics (2001)
Children's Christmas Classics (2002)

Now available is the beautiful Sacred Christmas Music

 

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Christmas Classics - The Millennia Collection Series

This video describes the Christmas Classics-Millennia Collection Series, a series of books with stories describing the origin of Christmas music, carols, and songs with special emphasis on American contributions to the international repertoire.  

 

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World War II

Inspired by those who nobly served our country, especially the veterans of World War II.

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I do not have any financial or other relationship with Ron Clancy, The Christmas Classics™, or YouTube™.

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