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    Did you know? Stories about “Silent Night”

    Find out about some fun facts surrounding the conception of Silent Night.

    The tales and legends surrounding the most famous Christmas carol in the world – Silent Night, Holy Night – certainly check all the boxes when it comes to myths, suspense, and reality. Learn about some anecdotes and a few other interesting facts that really happened 200 years ago.....

    Personal information about Joseph Mohr

    • 江苏7位数开奖l www.fbbl.net Did you know that......

      ...... when he died, Joseph Mohr’s sole possession was a guitar?

       

    • ...... Joseph Mohr kept coming into conflict with the authorities when he was an assistant priest and vicar?

       

    • ..... Joseph Mohr’s godfather was Salzburg’s last official executioner?

       

    • ...... the lyrics to the song were actually already written as a poem in 1816 by Joseph Mohr in Mariapfarr?

       

    • Grave of Joseph Mohr in Hallein ? SalzburgerLand Tourismus GmbH / Kathrin Gollackner Grave of Joseph Mohr in Hallein ? SalzburgerLand Tourismus GmbH / Kathrin Gollackner

    Did you know that........

    ....... the period in which the song was composed was one of pure hardship and war?

    By Christmas 1818, Europe had already been in a crisis for decades. Political changes, war and hunger had drained the people of the Prince-Archbishopric of Salzburg, the Habsburg Monarchy, and Bavaria. Napoleon had waged wars and devastated entire regions. The Congress of Vienna, which lasted from 1814 to 1815 and sealed the end of the Napoleonic era.

     

    .... Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber only knew each other very briefly?

    In 1817, Joseph Mohr came to Oberndorf as an assistant priest. He became friends with Franz Xaver Gruber who was 5 years older and a teacher from the neighbouring village of Arnsdorf. The following Christmas, Mohr asked his friend to compose a suitable melody for the poem he had already written in 1816 in Mariapfarr. After the Christmas mass in 1818 ended, the song “Silent Night, Holy Night” was performed for the very first time.

     

    ...... “Silent Night, Holy Night” was even sung in the trenches of World War I?

    Right after the beginning of the war in 1914, an amazing spectacle took place in the form of a temporary Christmas truce signifying the brotherhood of different nations. As a sign of peace on the 24th of December, soldiers placed illuminated Christmas trees on the upper edges of the trenches. Fighters then laid down their weapons and sang “Silent Night, Holy Night” on both sides of the front in Flanders.

     

    ......“Silent Night, Holy Night” became a successful hit very early on in America?

    The song holds the record for the top-selling sheet music in the USA – and that already back in the mid 19th century. Since its very first vinyl recording by the American “Haydn Quartet” in October 1995, it is by far the best-selling Christmas carol in the world. Bing Crosby’s recording from 1935 reached an estimated 10 million by 2003 alone.

    • Spurensuche zu Fuss ? Franz Xaver Gruber Gemeinschaft  / Franz Xaver Gruber Gemeinschaft Spurensuche zu Fuss ? Franz Xaver Gruber Gemeinschaft / Franz Xaver Gruber Gemeinschaft

    Personal information about Franz Xaver Gruber

    • Did you know that...

      .... Franz Xaver Gruber was married three times?

    • .... Franz Xaver Gruber testified in writing to owning the copyrights whilst he was still alive?

    • ..... Franz Xaver Gruber was a linen weaver by profession?

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