Sunday, September 23, 2012

Silent Night

"Silent Night" (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed 1818 in Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO in March 2011.  

On Christmas Eve 1818 the carol "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht" was heard for the first time in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria. As the fame of this carol grew, its whereabouts were slowly forgotten. Myths and fanciful tales gathered around its origins. Only recently the name of the real composer was discovered. Here Bill Egan tells the true history of this beautiful piece of popular music.

Silent Night ---> printable sheet music

This Christmas, may you have the fulfillment of seeing around you the people you love the most. May you have the satisfaction of giving the best gift, special memories that will last forever. This Christmas, may you feel peaceful and contented, knowing what Christmas means to you and celebrating it your way.