From the recording Comfort & Joy
The words to "Cantique De Noel" were written by French poet Placide Cappeau (1808-1877) in 1847. Cappeau later renounced Christianity and the lyrics to his song, but the public continued to love his work. The music came from French composer Adolphe Adam (1803-1856) whose reputation was for writing ballets, especially "Giselle." The French lyrics were translated into English by American clergyman John Sullivan Dwight (1818-1893), who was also a co-founder of the Harvard Music Society. Bob - hammered dulcimer; Beverly - keyboard and harmony hammered dulcimer.