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Stille Nacht, Silent Night at Birthday 200

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by GaryAlan, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    "Among the most beloved and universal of all Christmas carols is Silent Night. The beloved seasonal song was first performed on Christmas Eve in a tiny Austrian church 200 years ago. For Christmas 2018 it is still the song that represents the story of Christ’s birth."
    Source: www.commdiginews.com/entertainment/christmas-2018-200th-anniversary-silent-night-110744/

    Karen Carpenter and Georgia Engel (1978):
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=puMBY7ebtv8


    Carpenters (1978)

    "This cover of “Silent Night” by the Carpenters is a simple rendition of the original song that mainly features the voice of Karen Carpenter. The arrangement of the instruments in the background, alongside Karen’s voice, mesh well together to form a cohesive Christmas track that retains the spirit of the original."
    www.billboard.com/articles/news/holiday/8490685/silent-night-covers-best-versions-christmas-song
     
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  2. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    It's one of my favorites on Christmas Portrait! When Karen hits those low notes singing about Jesus, my heart melts.
     
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  3. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    My favorite version of it is the one by Mannheim Steamroller. That's one of about four or five of their Christmas songs that would still make my favorites list....the majority have gotten seriously dated, to me at least.
     
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