Silent Night, Holy Night, a 200 years old Christmas Carol

Last Update: August 28, 2019


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This most famous Christmas carol, Silent Night, Holy Night, celebrated its 200th birthday

The beautiful song has been translated in more than 300 languages. The text was written by a young assistant priest Joseph Mohr. He handed his text to the musician Franz Xaver Gruber who composed the simple but lovely melody that same afternoon. A few hours later it was heard for the first time in the church of Oberndorf by Salzburg. As the church organ was out of order a guitar was used to accompany 2 voices.

This happened on the 24th of December of the year 1818.

Napoleon's wars had caused upheaval and pain. The year 1818 had brought sorrow and hunger. This song gave hope and solace to all the people.

Silent Night. Holy Night by the Vienna Boys Choir

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

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bigrog44 Premium
I love that Christmas carol especially when the Temptation sings it.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Roger,

I hope you had nice Christmas days and your foot is doing ok.
Yes, there are so many lovely interpretations of this carol.

Greetings from the douth of Spain, Taetske
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MiaL Premium
It’s a beautiful Christmas carol. Thanks for sharing it’s history
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Melissa,

You are welcome. It is a lovely carol and it reminds me of the lovely Christmases I used to have when I was still small.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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FKelso Premium
Thanks for the post and the song. I've heard it done by them before. It's lovely.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Fran.

In 1965 on my 15th birthday I was in Wien and heard the Wiener Sanger Knaben life in the chapel, something to never forget.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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FKelso Premium
How wonderful that must have been! Memories such as that one are treasures to be remembered through the years.
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PMindra Premium
How Beautiful.
Thank you Taetske.
Actually, Taetske, I handed it over to Elton John. He then sent it to Bon Jovi who then sent it to Cher.
Thank you.
Paul.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Paul,

Thank you for stopping by and your comment.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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PMindra Premium
Tongue in Cheek Taetske.
Of course you are best friends with Elton John, Bon Jovi and Cher.
Thank you.

Paul.
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laparra1 Premium
Actually, I am best friends with Elton John who came to sing for me on a Costa del Sol concert years ago.

Taetske
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PMindra Premium
Wow. I knew it.
Express my regards the next time you see him.
Candle in the wind. Never knowing who to tun to when it all sets in.
Paul.
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PMindra Premium
Kindest regards, Taetske. You are a very special person.
Thank you for being a friend.
Paul.
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laparra1 Premium
You are sweet Paul, thank you.

Taetske
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PMindra Premium
Thank you.
How can I promote you moving into the new year?
Hi, my name id Paul.
I have a friend called Taetske. She is from the South of Spain...
Do you understand where I am going here?
Paul.
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Paul,

Just awake, grey cells not activated yet, do not know where you are going.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Lazyblogger Premium
Wow! Is that long. Still a classic with the amount of versions existed. Thanks for the information and happy holidays.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Bishop,

Thank you for stopping by.
Best wishes for a healthy and successful 2019.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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