#217 – Silent Night

When Fr. Josef Mohr wrote the words “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht” in 1816, little did he know how it would become one of the most inspirational Christmas songs of all time and even bring a bit of peace in the midst of WWI.

Links:
Information on Silent Night, Holy Night including traditional German .mp3 versions of the 1st and 4th verses
More information on Silent Night, Holy Night including live web-cam performance on Christmas Eve
Silent Night, Holy Night in many different languages

Clips from film Joyeux Noël including singing of Stille Nacht on YouTube
Mahalia Jackson’s version of Silent Night on YouTube
John Denver and the Muppets version of Silent Night on YouTube
Celtic Thunder’s Christmas 1915 on YouTube
Get a free .mp3 download of Christmas 1915 at the Celtic Thunder website – click button for e-card
Photo by Howard Hudson

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podcasticon#217 – Silent Night

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2 Comments

  1. Posted December 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi Father Seraphim. That was a great story. We love how dig deep into the history of so many things.

    A fellow Canadian and Catholic singer-songwriter, Blaise Alleyne has released several recordings of public domain Christmas carols, including Silent Night. Even more cool, he has deeded them back to the public domain, so they are definitely podsafe.

    http://blaise.ca/music/christmas/

  2. Posted December 21, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    And none other than Bruce Cockburn, has released his version of Silent Night with permission to share on P2P, social networks and Podcasts http://www.truenorthrecords.com/share


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