Silent Night

Silent Night

The Song From Heaven

Book - 1997
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As amazing as it seems, one of the world's best-loved Christmas carols may have been written because of ravenous mice! Right before Christmas, 1818, in a church in the small town of Oberndorf, Austria, the mice were so hungry they chewed a hole in the church organ's leather bellows. To provide his parishioners with music on the holiest of nights, the priest jotted down the words for a Christmas song, and he asked the church organist to write a melody for two solo voices and a guitar. That evening "Stille Nacht," known as "The Song from Heaven," was born.

Silent Night: The Song from Heaven presents the story of the carol, accompanied by beautiful and intricate gold scherenschnitte (cut paper art) illustrations. Today, "Silent Night," the gentle anthem born of necessity, is sung around the world in nearly one hundred languages -- thanks to a few hungry mice!
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, 1997
ISBN: 9780887763953
0887763952
Branch Call Number: j 783.6 Granfiel
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill
Additional Contributors: Hofer, Nelly
Hofer, Ernst 1961-

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Nov 16, 2014

This book includes a charming read aloud Christmas story , the extraordinary history of the hymn and information about an ancient and beautiful art form . Enjoyed it very much.

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