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“Silent Night” – The Real Story

  • December 17, 2018

Here is the story of the song "Silent Night" as it is taught in Austrian schools - Few Christmas songs are better known and performed as often as “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht”. This year this beloved song celebrates it’s 200th “Birthday”. The popular song was born in 1818 in the village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, a city better known as the birthplace of Mozart and “The Sound of Music” That year, on Christmas Eve, Joseph Mohr, assistant priest at the Church of St. Nicholas, discovered that the church organ wasn’t working and had to come up with something for Midnight Mass....

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