Jeff Westover

Chief Elf Officer
MMC Founder
Santa's Elf
Kringle Radio DJ
Oct 7, 2004
Cache Valley, Utah
The First Noel is getting a lot of cover this year. Few however are covering it with such love and emotion as what we hear in this wonderful blend in a new arrangement:

This version of The First Noel was composed and arranged by Jared Pierce, who is playing the piano in this video. The video was the concluding number of the first virtual Christmas on Temple Square concert titled “Celebrating the Light of the World”.
The word Noel has many meanings. To the French it means “Christmas” but in other languages it means “to be born”.
“The First Noel” is one of the oldest known Christmas carols. Who originally wrote it and the backstory of its creation is unknown. It is believed to have emerged from the 13th century, a period when “Miracle Plays” were held as a means of teaching the Nativity story. The tune is believed to be an old English folk song that is Cornish in origin...

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