O Holy Night

Something for the weekend.  A powerful rendition of O Holy Night by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Gordon MacRae.  Written in 1847 by Adolph Adam, a French composer who was asked by his parish priest to compose a carol for Christmas.  In 1855 Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight created an English version of the carol which has been immensely popular in America ever since.  In 1906 the carol was the second piece of music to be broadcast on radio.

 

Published in: on December 11, 2021 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on O Holy Night  
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