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12/19/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sussex Carol

When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow,
we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago,
and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces
of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(05 Nov 1850 - 30 Oct 1919)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Have you heard this traditional Christmas carol yet this season?

BONUS #1 - Sussex Carol - Choir of King's College, Cambridge, 2008

BONUS #2 - Sussex Carol - The King's Singers and Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, 2014

BONUS #3 - Sussex Carol - Maddy Prior with The Carnival Band, 1987


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex_Carol:

The "Sussex Carol" is a Christmas carol popular in Britain, sometimes referred to by its first line "On Christmas night all Christians sing". Its words were first published by Luke Wadding, a 17th-century Irish bishop, in a work called Small Garland of Pious and Godly Songs (1684). It is unclear whether Wadding wrote the song or was recording an earlier composition.[1][2]

Both the text and the tune to which it is now sung were discovered and written down by Cecil Sharp in Buckland, Gloucestershire, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, who heard it being sung by a Harriet Verrall of Monk's Gate, near Horsham, Sussex (hence "Sussex Carol").[3] The tune to which it is generally sung today is the one Vaughan Williams took down from Mrs. Verrall and published in 1919.[2]

An earlier version using a different tune and a variation on the first line, "On Christmas night true Christians sing", was published as early as 1878 in Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer's Christmas Carols New and Old.[4] The carol has been arranged by a number of composers. Vaughan Williams' setting is found in his Eight Traditional English Carols.[5] Several years earlier, Vaughan Williams had included the carol in his Fantasia on Christmas Carols, first performed at the 1912 Three Choirs Festival at Hereford Cathedral.[6] Erik Routley's arrangement in the 1961 University Carol Book adds a modal inflection to the setting.[7] The carol often appears at the King's College "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols", where it is performed in arrangements by either David Willcocks or Philip Ledger, both former directors of music at the chapel.[8][9] Willcock's arrangement appears in the first OUP Carols for Choirs...[10]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (d. 11/03/14)!  

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA;

22 -  Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliott Schlosser ('63) AND  Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND   Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND   Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA;

23 -  Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND   Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA

24 - James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND  Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA AND Sandye Jordan Frost ('67) of NC;

25 -   Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 19, 1941 - Adolf Hitler became Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.

December 19, 1941 - Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sank the HMS Valiant (1914) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913) in Alexandria harbour.

December 19, 1945 - British Fascist, John Amery, was executed by the British Government for treason at the age of 33.


THIS DAY IN 1969:

December 19, 1969 - Sprinter and football player Michael Bates was born Michael Dion Bates in Victoria, Texas.

December 19, 1969 - Basketball player Tom Gugliotta was born Thomas James Gugliotta in Huntington Station, New York.

December 19, 1969 - Journalist and producer Richard Hammond was born Richard Mark Hammond in Solihull, Warwickshire, England.

December 19, 1969 - Cricketer Nayan Mongia was born Nayan Ramlal Mongia in Baroda, Gujarat, India.

December 19, 1969 - Composer, pianist, and singer Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (Əzizə Mustafazadə) was born in Baku, Azerbaijan


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/18/14:

“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/19/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 12/18/19, 10:03 PM - "Wright Brothers":
 

Hi Carol,

I enjoyed the information in the newsletter about Wright Brothers Day. A while back I found the attached proclamation about a Wright brothers celebration by my grandfather, Hughes B. Hoyle, who was mayor of Manteo at the time, and also a physician there.

—Henry

http://www.nnhs65.com/HBH/Proclamation-of-Mayor-of-Manteo-Declares-Holiday.pdf

   WOWZERONI! How marvelous! Thank you so much, Cousin Henry! Merry Christmas!

 


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/18/18, 7:16 AM:
 

  Good morning, everyone, back on the "Road to Christmas" on a Tuesday, one week to go. Christmas is never Christmas without this Bing Crosby oldie. Back in the day when movies were always movies, with real acting and a good story line. "White Christmas."

    INDEED! Thank you, Jimmy! Merry Christmas!

 
 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/15/18:

 
 
 


“I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?”

- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(b. 30 July 1947)



 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#19 in a Series of 19):

  COOLThank you, Shari, these have been fun!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN:

Katherine Eng's Granny's Noel Throw - "Unique pattern, very attractive."


BONUS CHRISTMAS BELLS KNIT PATTERN:

Amanda Berry's Christmas Bells - "I made these little bells to decorate my Christmas tree."


BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:

Mr. Food's "Hole y" Christmas Tree - "Out of creative ideas this holiday season? How about a Christmas tree...made of doughnuts? It's a crazy idea, but we think it works!"

Mr. Food's Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake - "Wake up your taste buds with this no-bake cheesecake that explodes with big peppermint flavor. For a classic pairing, serve slices in generous puddles of rich chocolate sauce, and sit back and enjoy the raves!"

Mr. Food's Coconut Cream Pie - "A favorite diner dessert is luscious Coconut Cream Pie. Why go out for it when you can make this scrumptious version so easily at home?"


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/18/18:
 

A lady who was speeding had an officer pull her to the side of the road. She didn't have her seat belt on so as soon as she stopped, she quickly slipped it on before the officer got to her window.

After talking to her about speeding, the officer said, "I see you are wearing your seat belt. Do you believe in wearing it at all times?"

"Yes, I do, officer," she replied.

"Well," asked the officer, "do you always do it up with it looped through your steering wheel?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 08, 2020 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/12/19

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Sussex Carol

Sussex Carol is a Christmas carol popular in Britain. Also known as On Christmas Night True Christians Sing and On Christmas Night
All Christians Sing, its words were first published by an Irish bishop, Luke Wadding, in a work called Small Garland of Pious and Godly
Songs. It is not clear whether Wadding wrote the song or was recording an earlier composition. Both the text and the tune to which it is now
sung were discovered and written down by
Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams, who heard it being sung by a Harriet Verrall of Monk's Gate,
Sussex (hence "Sussex Carol"). The tune to which it is sung today is the one Williams took down from Mrs. Verrall and published in 1919.
 

On Christmas night all Christians sing
To hear the news the angels bring.
On Christmas night all Christians sing
To hear the news the angels bring.
News of great joy, news of great mirth,
News of our merciful King's birth.

Then why should men on earth be so sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad?
Then why should men on earth be so sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad,
When from our sin he set us free,
All for to gain our liberty?

When sin departs before His grace,
Then life and health come in its place.
When sin departs before His grace,
Then life and health come in its place.
Angels and men with joy may sing
All for to see the new-born King.

All out of darkness we have light,
Which made the angels sing this night.
All out of darkness we have light,
Which made the angels sing this night:
"Glory to God and peace to men,
Now and for evermore, Amen!"


http://www.classicalmidiconnection.com/cmc/twenty.html - 12/19/07

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex_Carol - 12/19/07

Christmas Bells title clip art courtesy of http://www.christmasgifts.com/christmasclipart07v.html - 12/25/09 (sic)

 Gold Bells and Branch and Bells Divider Lines clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Xmas5.html - 12/18/04

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 12/06/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com -12/08/05

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16 

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