Sunday, December 21, 2008

O Holy Night

This is probably my favorite Christmas carol. A former pastor of ours has an amazing singing voice...and can play the piano like nobody's business!!! He does an amazing job at singing "O Holy Night". As far as professional favorite rendition is sung by John Berry. Here's the history behind the writing of the song....then, go listen to John Berry sing it....BEAUTIFUL!!!

"The words and lyrics of the old carol 'O Holy Night' were written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847. Cappeau was a wine seller by trade but was asked by the parish priest to write a poem for Christmas. He obliged and wrote the beautiful words of the hymn. He then realized that it should have music to accompany the words and he approached his friend Adolphe Charles Adams(1803-1856). He agreed and the music for the poem was therefore composed by Adolphe Charles Adams. Adolphe had attended the Paris conservatoire and forged a brilliant career as a composer. It was translated into English by John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893)."

In His Love...and with mine!!!

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