Stille NachtOne of the most famous Christmas carols in the world, "Stille Nacht" was composed in Austria in the early 19th century. The lyrics were written by the assistant priest Joseph Mohr and the melody was composed by teacher Franz Gruber. According to Gruber, it was sung for the first time at the Christmas Eve mass in Oberdorf near Salzburg in 1818. By mid-century, translations into English as "Silent Night" had appeared, and by the turn of the 20th century, the tune was being sung all over the world.
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!