Silent Night



24 December 1818

'Silent Night' (german: 'Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht') is the world's most popular Christmas carol. The original lyrics of the song were written in German by the Austrian priest Joseph Mohr, the melody was composed by headmaster Franz Xaver Gruber. The carol was first performed on 24 December 1818 in the Nikolaus Kirche (Church of Saint Nicolas) in the small Austrian village Oberndorf, Salzburg. Father Joseph Mohr later served as vicar in the church of Wagrain, Salzburg, where he died on December 4th, 1848.

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    Manuscript of the Christmas song "Silent night,holy night" text by teacher Josef Mohr,music by parish priest Franz Gruber,Oberndorf near Salzburg,1818. See also:26-01-03/67-70;51-02-02/35,39;51-02-10/15A.

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    Manuscript of the Christmas song "Silent night,holy night" text by teacher Josef Mohr,music by parish priest Franz Gruber,Oberndorf near Salzburg,1818. See also:26-01-03/67-70;51-02-02/35,39;51-02-10/15A.

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    The manuscript of the world's most famous Christmas song "Silent Night,holy night" on the desk of composer and school teacher Franz Gruber in his house in Hallein,Austria.

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    The manuscript of the world's most famous Christmas song "Silent Night,Holy Night" on the desk of composer and school teacher Franz Gruber in his house in Hallein near Salzburg,Austria.

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    Creche with the Adoration of the Magi, early 19th, in the house of Franz Gruber, composer of the world- famous Christmas song "Silent Night,holy night".

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    Franz Gruber, schoolteacher in Arnsdorf, Austria. When the old organ broke down one Christmas, the Parish priest Joseph Mohr wrote a few verses and asked Gruber to compose a simple melody that could be accompanied on the guitar.The song "Silent Night,holy night" was born.

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    The manuscript of the world's most famous Christmas song "Silent Night,holy night" on the desk of composer and school teacher Franz Gruber in his house in Hallein,Austria.

    26-01-03/69

    Winter night in the village of Arnsdorf, Austria. It was here that the organ broke down before Christmas and school teacher Gruber composed a simple melody that could be accompanied on a guitar.The world's best loved Christmas song "Silent Night, Holy Night" was born.

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    Christmas in Austria:On Christmas morning,school- children in Wagrain sing at the grave of Josef Mohr, parish priest in Wagrain who wrote the world-famous Christmas song:"Silent night,Holy night.." Wagrain,Salzburg,1951.

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    Christmas in Austria: On Christmas morning, children in Wagrain sing at the grave of Josef Mohr, parish priest in Wagrain who wrote the world-famous Christmas song:"Silent night". Wagrain, Salzburg, Austria, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria: Before Christmas mass, the parish priest of Wagrain studies the original score of "Silent Night", the world-famous Christmas song written by his predecessor Josef Mohr. Wagrain, Salzburg, Austria, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria: Before Christmas mass, the parish priest of Wagrain studies the original score of "Silent Night", the world-famous Christmas song written by his predecessor Josef Mohr. Wagrain, Salzburg, Austria, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Midnight mass in the Gothic church of Wagrain, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Midnight mass in the Gothic church of Wagrain, 1951.

    51-02-01/18A

    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Midnight mass in the Gothic church of Wagrain, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Morning mass on Christmas day in Wagrain, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Morning mass on Christmas day in Wagrain, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Morning mass on Christmas day in Wagrain, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Christmas eve in a farmhouse in Wagrain,1951

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    Christmas in Austria is celebrated with mass,prayer and a Christmas-tree at home,incense burnt in the stables, and "Looking for shelter":two villagers,acting Mary and Joseph, walk from house to house and are given cake and drinks. Christmas eve in a farm in Wagrain,1951

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    Traditional Christmas celebrations in Austria include mass, prayer and a Christmas tree at home, incense burning in the stables, and "Looking for Shelter": two villagers, acting Mary and Joseph, walk from house to house and are given cake and drinks. Christmas eve at a farm in Wagrain, 1951

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    Christmas in Austria is celebrated with Midnight Mass, prayer,a Christmas-tree at home and incense burnt in the stables.Wagrain,Austria,1951.

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    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Midnight mass in Wagrain, 1951.

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    Christmas in Austria is traditionally celebrated with mass, a Christmas tree at home, incense burnt in stables, and "Looking for shelter", a nativity play. Midnight mass in Wagrain, 1951.

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