Austrian song "Silent Night" to be in the new EU Songbook!
Close to 3,000 Austrians voted online - and the song "Silent Night", known in German as "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht", is far out in the lead with almost 50% of the votes in the Faith and Religion category, followed by the song "In die Berg bin i gern" in the Nature and Season category with a solid 35%. No other song received more than 30% of the votes in any of the six categories!
Silent Night Society´s appeal during the Christmas period:
"embrace and use all six verses of the carol - as a godsend and as a message to the world!" President Neureiter: "Spread the word of the complete carol with its message!". "This carol of worldwide-peace is a gift and carries a message. "Silent Night" was written with six verses, but it is usually shortened to three only!
"Silent Night" on DVD. Material for the christmas carol
With this DVD the Silent Night Sociaty provides notes and audio recordings, photographs and films, publications and presentations, and texts to the emergence and spread of the song.
"Silent Night! - the Christmas carol" on the national list of UNESCO intangible cultural heritage
"We want to convey the carol, its origins and its message into the hearts and minds of the national population and visitors from all over the world!"
Silent Night - The Autographs of Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber
The Autographs of Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber
With documents to the history of the carol
DVD available: Silent Night, Holy Night: A Message of Peace
The Austrian TV (ORF) produced together with Sony Salzburg a DVD with contents of 7 and 17 minutes of the "Silent Night" documentation in 8 various languages.
Brochure of the Silent Night Society
The Silent Night Society are issuing a new brochure under the title "Silent Night, Holy Night - the carol which touched the hearts of the world", which will be available in German and English.
English version of "Silent Night" as published by John Young in 1859.
Bishop John Freeman Young?s (1820 ? 1885) english translation of "Silent Night" is the version mostly sung in the USA.