Christmas Carol: Silent Night


 The origin of this Christmas carol 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 so that the melody and music for it would be finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol of all time and its beautiful lyrics convey the essence of peace and love.

Well, here's this famous Christmas carol, with my wish that all Christmas nights all over the world be full of peace and love like in the song:

This is my last post this year. In case you want to keep in touch during Christmas, you can play again my 2014 posts you liked best, and comment on them. On my part, I'll contribute with a selection of my favourite posts I uploaded from July through December, and I hope to be back with some new posts after the Christmas holidays.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015 to you all!

2 comentarios :

  1. Merry Christmas, Paco.

    I love that carol. I will definitely add some carols to my lessons come the festive season.

    Only last week one of my students told me they are rehearsing a hugely popular Christmas song to be sung in class this week: "Last Christmas" by Wham.


    As far as I´m concerned, I´ll be extremely busy this Christmas. Sooner or later, I´ll reap the fruits of my labour.

    1. I'm completely sure that you will, and sooner rather than later, just as you deserve.