Silent Night

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A favorite of the HolyDays, Silent Night evokes a lush and peaceful sentiment, encouraging us all to remember the reason for the season. During these trying times, when we are challenged on every front, we hope this song will bring a sense of calm and hope to all who listen…

“Silent Night” is performed by the ensemble’s core members, Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel and Aisha Kahlil. Nitanju Bolade Casel produced the song, which was recorded, mixed and mastered at Airshow Studios, Takoma Park, MD by Chief Engineer Charlie Pilzer The single was released by Sweet Honey’s independently owned record label, SHE-ROCKS 5, Inc. 

The lyrics for original version of “Silent Night” (“Stille Nacht”) were written by a young Austrian priest, Father Joseph Mohr in 1816. The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, and it was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village on the Salzachriver in Austria. In 1859, the Episcopal priest John Freeman Young, then serving at Trinity Church in New York city, published the English translation that is most frequently sung today. The carol has been translated into about 140 languages.

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