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How Far Is It To Bethlehem

How Far Is It To Bethlehem

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Published by Joseph L. Grabowski
A song based on a poem written by Frances Chesterton, wife of G.K. Chesterton.

The source is here: http://www.jstor.org/pss/914172.

A recording of this arrangement can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guyzRx1OIcg
A song based on a poem written by Frances Chesterton, wife of G.K. Chesterton.

The source is here: http://www.jstor.org/pss/914172.

A recording of this arrangement can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guyzRx1OIcg

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Published by: Joseph L. Grabowski on Nov 19, 2011
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The Musical

Time •.

No. 245

EXTRA SUPPLEMENT. NOVELLO'S SHORT ANTHEMS

December

1, 1922.

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ANTHEM FOR CHRISTMAS
by
GEIlFFREY

SHAW

LONDON: NOVELLO

AND COMPANY,

LIMITED;

NEW YORK: THE

H. W . GRAY

CO., SOLE AGENTS FOR THE U. S. A.

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