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Stille Nacht heilige Nacht


Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night) world famous Christmas carol by Joseph Mohr (lyrics) and Franz Gruber (music). It was first sung in duet accompanied by guitars during the Christmas mass in the village church of Oberndorf near Salzburg on December 24, 1818. Groups of singers from the Ziller valley brought the - presumably Tirolean - folk song to Germany, from where it spread all across Europe and the whole world. Investigations later revealed the names of its authors. First edition by A. R. Friese after 1832, Dresden and Leipzig (Germany).


Literature: F. Peterlechner, Stille Nacht. Die Geschichte eines Volksliedes, 1916; A. Schmaus and L. Kriss-Rettenbeck, Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht. Geschichte und Ausbreitung eines Liedes, 1968; T. Hochradner and G. Walterskirchen (ed.), 175 Jahre " Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!", 1994; idem. (ed.), J. Mohr, Autograph von " Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!", 1995.


 
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