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Christmas Music, Part 24 – O Holy Night

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“O Holy Night” (“Cantique de Noël”) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens” (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau (1808–1877).

Cappeau, a wine merchant and poet, had been asked by a parish priest to write a Christmas poem. Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight’s Journal of Music, created a singing edition based on Cappeau’s French text in 1855.

In both the French original and in the two familiar English versions of the carol, the text reflects on the birth of Jesus and of mankind’s redemption.
O Holy Night

O Holy Night sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

 
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Merry Christmas!

Christ's Birth

 

May the peace and hope of Christ’s birth be with you now and in the days ahead…

 
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Dick Van Dyke reads “Christmas Is a Time of Joy”

On Christmas Eve, a young American sailor brightens the mood in a small, dismal cafe in Nice, France.

 
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