[GROUP SONG] "Silent Night" - Christmas Carol Collection 2018

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Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » November 24th, 2018, 2:07 am

I'd agree; my strongest memory of that carol is from a scene in Oh, What A Lovely War, when some soldiers in the Allied trenches heard German soldiers singing Heilige nacht in their trenches.
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Post by barbara2 » November 24th, 2018, 2:48 am

Peter Why wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 2:07 am
I'd agree; my strongest memory of that carol is from a scene in Oh, What A Lovely War, when some soldiers in the Allied trenches heard German soldiers singing Heilige nacht in their trenches.
Peter
And a way to mark this centenary of the end of The First World War? It was a carol all sides knew during that series of unofficial "Christmas Truces" in 1914.

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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 24th, 2018, 12:29 pm

When our choir sang it, we did the first verse in German, then in English. I think it would be lovely to do that here. Especially, as some have mentioned, because of the centenary of the war and in memory of the Christmas Truce. Since we have a good number of LibriVoxers here who speak German, it shouldn't be difficult to collect enough voices for that verse.
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Post by Twinkle88 » November 24th, 2018, 7:15 pm

barbara2 wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 2:47 am
My choir begins Silent Night with a soloist singing the first verse in German and it's very affecting. Would there be a problem pasting just the first verse sung in German by some of our Librivoxers - Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht - in front of the English verses? That wouldn't be too long?


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Barbara
Peter Why wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 2:07 am
I'd agree; my strongest memory of that carol is from a scene in Oh, What A Lovely War, when some soldiers in the Allied trenches heard German soldiers singing Heilige nacht in their trenches.
Peter
barbara2 wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 2:48 am
And a way to mark this centenary of the end of The First World War? It was a carol all sides knew during that series of unofficial "Christmas Truces" in 1914.

Best,

Barbara
commonsparrow3 wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 12:29 pm
When our choir sang it, we did the first verse in German, then in English. I think it would be lovely to do that here. Especially, as some have mentioned, because of the centenary of the war and in memory of the Christmas Truce. Since we have a good number of LibriVoxers here who speak German, it shouldn't be difficult to collect enough voices for that verse.
I've created another thread for the first stanza of lyrics in the German version of the song. I will add this to the beginning of the English version. Thank you for your input. :)
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Post by Twinkle88 » December 3rd, 2018, 6:51 pm

Awesome! Thank you very much! :clap:
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Post by amitsharma » December 4th, 2018, 11:25 am

Hi,

Thank you for the invite.

I have never sung before, we don't have the concept of a choir here - but in the spirit of x-mas, here goes. Please ignore it if it doesn't fit.

https://librivox.org/uploads/cori/silentnight_amitsharma.mp3

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Post by Twinkle88 » December 4th, 2018, 6:41 pm

Yay! Thank you very much! :clap:
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Post by Twinkle88 » December 4th, 2018, 6:52 pm

Just a little exciting update for everyone:

I did a test today to see how the song is sounding with all the voices so far -- and it is lovely!! I tell ya, it just about brought a tear to my eye -- it's so sweet hearing so many join voices to sing this special song. :cry:
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Post by moniaqua » December 5th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Wonderful!

I'll work on my parts before the deadline, promised, only today I am way to tired. I'll probably record it on the weekend.

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Post by Twinkle88 » December 5th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Sounds good! Thank you! :) Hope you get rested up soon! :)
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Post by adr6090 » December 6th, 2018, 1:55 pm

I imagine that it will be just wonderful once all of the voices are in and I can't wait to hear it. :clap:

Twinkle88 wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Just a little exciting update for everyone:

I did a test today to see how the song is sounding with all the voices so far -- and it is lovely!! I tell ya, it just about brought a tear to my eye -- it's so sweet hearing so many join voices to sing this special song. :cry:
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Post by schrm » December 7th, 2018, 12:31 pm

hi twinkle,

thank you for your invite!
i absolutely adored the songs, which i listened to, this year and i do need "some inspiration" (or invitation), sometimes.
at the moment, i have a cold - so i cannot promise to participate...
and also, i have never sung the english version of this song..
but let's see, what i will get within the next days.

cheers,
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Post by Twinkle88 » December 7th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Thank you for your interest! :) Hope you feel better soon.

The deadline is December 16th.
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Post by Ealswythe » December 7th, 2018, 3:04 pm

What fun! I plan to do it! :clap:
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