Christmas Tree 2015 December 19: Silent Night – Such Harmony! Kelly Clarkson Trisha Yearwood and a Secret Guest

I’ve tried to avoid those four second ads on Christmas videos this year, but this one is worth breaking the rule. These three female voices come together in such beautiful harmony, with a cappella near the end. Live performance. This beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night (Stille Nacht) was written in 1818 in near Salzburg, Austria. Father Joseph Mohr wrote the lyrics and then asked teacher and organist, Franz Xaver Gruber, to compose the melody. (UPDATE: So sorry, something is wrong with the video. You can hear it but it has a lot of distortion. Can’t find a replacement, so please enjoy Lindsey Stirling on violin, O Come Emanuel. A young blind man, Kuha’o Case is on piano. Lindsey is brilliant!)

The original manuscript has been lost. However, a manuscript was discovered in 1995 in Mohr’s handwriting and dated by researchers at ca. 1820. It shows that Mohr wrote the words in 1816 when he was assigned to a pilgrim church in Mariapfarr, Austria, and shows that the music was composed by Gruber in 1818. This is the earliest manuscript that exists and the only one in Mohr’s handwriting. Source.

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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 Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour 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.
Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King.
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born.

Silent Night by Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire (video)
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  • Beautiful.

    • Thank you, PUMA. Hope you are having time for Christmas this year. The blog looks really good. If I didn’t know better, I’d think Phil is still there.