From the recording Comfort & Joy
"March of the Kings" is an ancient French piece with the words and music both being anonymous and dating as far back as the thirteenth century. The music for "Good King Wenceslas" originated from a Swedish Spring carol entitled, "Tempus Adest Floridum," which was published in a book of carols in 1582. The story tells of Wenceslas (based on Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, who lived from 907 to 935) making his way through the deep snow and the cold to deliver alms to the poor on Saint Stephens Day (December 26th). The English lyrics were written by Reverend John Mason Neale and appeared in a publication entitled, Carols for Christmas-tide. Beverly - hammered dulcimer and keyboard; Bob - hammered dulcimer, guitar, chimes and triangle.