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Quotography: Silent Night

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

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The origin of the Christmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave the poem of Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to his friend Franz Xavier Gruber and the melody for Silent Night was composed with this in mind. The music to Silent Night was therefore intended for a guitar and the simple score was finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous  Christmas carol of all times.

Origin history from here.

Comments

Kaylene said…
Such as lovely sky, hopefully a sunset as I would not like to see the sky so red in the morning. Have a happy holiday.
Carol L McKenna said…
Awesome sky and great post ~ Merry Christmas ~ ^_^

(A Creative Harbor ~ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)
Anonymous said…
Singing Silent Night was my most favorite part of the Christmas Eve service last night :) ... Merry Christmas.
Lisa said…
What a lovely scene! The colors are so vibrant, yet it's very serene. Hope you had a joyful Christmas.
Norma Ruttan said…
I love it too! And I like the fact that I can sing most of the verses by heart.
Happy 2nd day of Christmas to you!
Norma Ruttan said…
thank you, I did have a joyful Christmas! All of my family was here and a few cousins were here Christmas Eve.
I wish you a happy 2nd day of Christmas.
NatureFootstep said…
lovely red sky suitable for Christmas.

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