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Wade, John Francis, 1711 or 1712-1786. Adeste fideles


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    • us: Adeste fideles
    • us: Portugal, Marcos Antônio da Fonseca, 1762-1830. Adeste fideles
    • us: Reading, John, approximately 1645-1692. Adeste fideles
    • us: Wade, John Francis, 1711 or 1712-1786. Hymnus in Nativitate Christi
    • us: Wade, John Francis, 1711 or 1712-1786. Kommt, ihr Gläubigen
    • us: Wade, John Francis, 1711 or 1712-1786. O come, all ye faithful
    • us: Wade, John Francis, 1711 or 1712-1786. Portugal
    • us: Wade, John Francis, 1711 or 1712-1786. Portuguese hymn
    • us: Wade, John Francis, 1711 or 1712-1786. Venez, fidèles
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    • Wade, John Francis, 1711 or 12-1786. Adeste fideles
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    • found: In dulci jubilo [SR] 1984:label (O come all ye faithful / trad.)
    • found: Fuld, J.J. Book of world-famous music, 3rd ed.(Adeste fideles; music and Latin words appear to have been written by John Francis Wade; English translation, O come all ye faithful, made in 1852; frequently known as the "Portuguese hymn")
    • found: His Hymnus in Nativitate, between 1948 and 1978:t.p. (Hymnus in Nativitate Christi) p. 2 (begins: Adeste fideles) (Wade isn't mentioned)
    • found: New Cath. encycl., 1967(Adeste fideles; doubtfully ascribed to J. F. Wade or J. Reading)
    • found: Bailey, A. E. The Gospel in hymns, 1950:p. 278-279 (Adeste fideles; author John Francis Wade)
    • found: Gruber, F.X. Silent night, holy night [SR] [1942]:label (Adeste fideles = Oh, come all ye faithful : Portugal / Oakeley)
    • found: Stéphan, John.The Adeste fideles, a study on its origin and development, 1947:p. 20-23 (Concludes that J.F. Wade is the likely author of the original Latin words of Adeste fideles and the probable composer)
    • found: Early music, May 1996:p. 279-288 (caption title: The origin of Adeste fideles / Bennett Zon; supports in part one item of evidence mentioned by J. Stéphan that the Air anglois in Ch. Favart's opera Le compte d'Acajou is a parody of Adeste fideles, both with melodic similarities and texts with Jacobite subtexts; Wade's music manuscripts and printed books all display Jacobite influence)
    • found: Grove music online, viewed Jan. 25, 2012(entry for Wade, John Francis, written by Bennett Zon: "He is best known as the composer and author of Adeste Fideles.")
    • found: Wasson, D.D. Hymntune index and related hymn materials, 1998(Adeste fideles; source: John Francis Wade)
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    • 1982-03-17: new
    • 2017-10-12: revised
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