The Story Behind: Silent Night

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Silent Night has always been one of my favorite Christmas carols. It has such a beautiful melody and the lyrics are beautiful, both in the original German and in the English versions. But how did this song come into being? That the song survived is a miracle in itself, as it was a last minute solution for a devout minister in an Austrian village who wanted special music for his evening Christmas concert. But how did this simple song debuting in a small church as a substitute musical selection by a minister manage to become one of the most beloved holiday songs of all times? Here’s the story behind the song. Continue reading “The Story Behind: Silent Night”