Who doesn’t enjoy listening to Silent Night, especially when it is performed by very talented singers. The trio from the next video makes this classic sound very unique. Kelly Clarkson has a very distinctive voice, which made this song sound very fresh. When Trisha Yearwood had joined her on stage, she added even more originality to this rendition. But, when the two were joined by the third songstress, I completely lost it. I have goosebumps all over. Now I’m waiting for Beyoncé to join Mariah Carey and Céline Dion.
Silent Night was composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. young priest, Father Joseph Mohr wrote the words of the song “Stille Nacht” in 1816, when he was assigned to a pilgrim church in Mariapfarr. In 1818, before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to schoolmaster and organist Franz Xaver Gruber, who composed a melody and provided guitar accompaniment for the church service. Both performed the carol during the mass on the night of December 24.
In 1859, the Episcopal priest John Freeman Young, then serving at Trinity Church, New York City, published the English translation that is most frequently sung today. He used three of Mohr’s original six verses. In 2011, Silent Night was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.
The song is believed to have spiritual powers. it is, indeed, very calming and pacifying. In 1914, during The Great War, Silent Night motivated soldiers from opposing sides to cross trenches and exchange seasonal greetings and talk. German troops singing the song’s German translation on the Western Front, caught the attention of British troops, who started singing the English version. It ultimately culminated in the Christmas Truce of 1914, with French, British, and German troops fraternizing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.