enter site Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! Christ, der Retter ist da! Christ, in deiner Geburt! 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. Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight; Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born! Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love's pure light; Radiant beams from thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. Alfred Schnittke composed an arrangement of "Stille Nacht" for violin and piano in , as a holiday greeting for violinist Gidon Kremer.
Due to its dissonant and nightmarish character, the miniature caused a scandal in Austria. Several theatrical and television films depict how the song was ostensibly written. Most of them however are based on a spurious legend about the organ breaking down at the church in Oberndorf, which appeared in a fictional story published in the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Christmas carol. For other uses, see Silent Night disambiguation. Silent-Night-Chapel in Oberndorf, Austria, stands on the site where the song was first performed.
Choral version performed by the United States Army Chorus. Solo performed by Ernestine Schumann-Heink. Instrumental version played on piano by Kevin MacLeod in Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 19 December Retrieved 25 December University of Groningen.
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Grove Music Online. Siciliano als Typus weihnachtlicher Volksmusik. Heilige Nacht!
Clancy, William E. Best-Loved Christmas Carols. Christmas Classics Ltd, Young stanzas 1—3 and anon. The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 25 December Retrieved 24 December He fathered a dozen children by three different wives!
Most of them however are based on a spurious legend about the organ breaking down at the church in Oberndorf, which appeared in a fictional story published in the U. Christmas Trivia. Memorial Drive will be as silent as a horror movie the day after the world ends. Sharing is caring Facebook. I wonder if the old woman is in heaven with her husband now.
In the Gruber family left Arnsdorf for Hallein, just south of Salzburg. Joseph Franz Mohr was born an illegitimate child on 11 Dec. He became a Catholic priest in August only after receiving the special papal dispensation then required for illegitimate persons entering the priesthood. He donated his modest earthly fortune for the education of the children in the community.
Today the Joseph Mohr School stands as a fitting memorial—only yards away from the grave of the man who wrote the words heard round the world. Below we present the German lyrics written by Joseph Mohr side-by-side with a literal English translation. English speakers can compare the two versions and see how closely the familiar English lyrics of the first verse follow the original German text penned by Mohr on that fateful Christmas Eve in All photos on this page except for the Stille-Nacht-Kapelle and the river courtesy Bill Egan and are used with his permission.
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Legal Notice: We are not responsible for the content of external links. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Skip to content. Words by Joseph Mohr. Music by Franz Xaver Gruber.