"Jeanette, Isabella" from Tori’s seasonal record Midwinter Graces is based on the traditional 18th century carol "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella" which is itself based on a French carol of the 16th century —althougb the music is actually dating from the 14th century— from the Provence region, "Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle."
At first, the song wasn’t a Christmas carol but a dance music for the French nobility. It relates how the neighbours of the village learn about Jesus’ birth and, (...)

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