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Infographic: Most loved Christmas carol turns 200

  • Published at 10:14 am November 29th, 2018

Silent Night, one of the best loved Christmas carols, was first performed two centuries ago. Now sung in 300 languages around the world, it is a key part of Yuletide festivities. Composed in 1818 by school teacher and organist Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by a young priest, Joseph Mohr, Stille Nacht was heard for the first time on Christmas Eve at St Nicolas’ Church in the small town of Oberndorf near Salzburg, Austria