Saturday, December 24, 2011

Favorite Christmas Carols, Day 13

Today I've chosen what is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful Christmas tunes of all: Silent Night.

Silent Night, Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht in German, was first performed on December 24, 1818 in the Nikolaus-Kirche (the Church of St. Nicholas), located in Oberndorf, Austria. There are several different histories connected to the writing of the story, though none can be indisputably proved. (Google it if you're curious, it's kind of fun to read).

Silent Night is my shout-out to my Germanic ancestry (Austria was once part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, so I'm calling it close enough).

Here it is in the original German, sung by the Vienna Boys Choir.

Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
performed by The Vienna Boys Choir

Merry Christmas Eve! 

1 comment:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Merry Christmas, Sarah, to you and your family.


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