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The Virtual Musical Advent Calendar, December 10: Adeste Fideles

If you have sheet music at home for Adeste Fideles , chances are it credits the wrong man as composer. Plus, a sampling of some (very) different versions of the song more commonly known as Oh Come All Ye Faithful for you to choose from.

Peano!

You might recall our previous discussions of fields. We eventually got as far as being able to define a complete, ordered field and show that the real numbers are an example of it. That was in a sense, a top-down approach. We started with a complicated set of axioms that define the behavior we want.…

Virtual Musical Advent Calendar, December 1 : God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Virtual Musical Advent Calendar, December 1 : God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Of all the traditional Christmas carols, none has been more misunderstood than God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. None has been the victim of such periodic shoddy scholarship; none has so had its original joyous and raucous intent replaced by such somber plodding.