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date: 13 December 2019

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  • E. Thomas Stanford

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A 17th-century villancico written to be sung on Christmas Eve at the traditional reading of Christ’s genealogy. The name itself refers to the section of the Catholic martyrology listing the names and acts of saints, but all surviving villancicos bearing this name seem to be for Christmas. One of these is included in each of the eight cycles of villancicos by the Puebla ...

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