Silent Night is a Christmas carol written in Austria by a priest named Josef Mohr. He was the priest in a small town called Oberndorf and had written the words before he moved there. He asked an organist/schoolmaster named Franz Gruber to write a melody for the words set to guitar. It was first performed on Christmas Eve in 1818 at the church in Oberndorf in the area near Salzburg. It was called Stille Nacht. It’s one of the best carols ever, in my opinion. I was lucky enough to visit Austria when I was 19. It’s a beautiful country. Very clean and gorgeous scenery. The rivers running down the mountains are ice-cold even in summer.
I’m guest posting here today and tomorrow will be a blog hop with a giveaway of some cool stuff. Check back here tomorrow.