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Rex Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht - 200 years (7) RE: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht 24 Dec 18


This evening, Christmas eve, keep in mind that one of our most beloved carols, Silent Night was made into a song in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to a poem written by Joseph Mohr two years earlier in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. The story goes that it was discovered that the bellows for the church organ were damaged, some say by mice, some say by flood waters. There would be no music for Christmas day. Franz Gruber asked his friend to compose a melody for guitar as they at least had that for music making. The resulting song, composed in haste has endured for two centuries.


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