Friday, December 16, 2016

Silent Night

On Christmas Eve in 1818 a blizzard stranded the tiny village of Ogledorf, nestled in the Austrian mountains. That same day the people of St. Nicholas' church found their organ broken. So the priest and organist began composing a song that could be sung without an organ, yet beautiful enough to express their Christmas joy. All day and all night they worked. 
And at midnight the gentle carol Silent Night was born. The pure clear tones echoed through the hills. And the world has been captured by the beauty of that simple song ever since.

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