Early 20th Century

Introduction

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Biography

Stainer’s Christ­mas car­ol lyr­ics were pub­lished in 1912 (see ad­ver­tise­ment im­age on this page; ad might be off­line by now).

The lyr­ics were re­print­ed (with­out cred­it­ing Stain­er) in Car­ols Old and Car­ols New, by Charles L. Hutch­ins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: The Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 498.

It seems like­ly C. L. Stain­er might be Charles Lew­is Stain­er (1871–1947), giv­en the Stain­er fa­mi­ly’s in­ter­est in car­ols: Charles’ fa­ther John Stain­er was co-au­thor of Christ­mas Ca­rols, New and Old in 1871.

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