Wednesday, December 9, 2020

European Christmas Music #3 - GERMANY


European Christmas Music - GERMANY

There won't be much travel this Christmas season due to the Pandemic, so I thought it would be fun to bring the sounds of Christmas in Europe into our homes.
We will be visiting 7 European areas during this musical trip (click the following titles to visit):
Also, after the featured songs, I will share some of my recipes that coincide with that area.
Today we are visiting Germany.  Many of the Christmas carols that we are familiar with were originally written in German - songs like "Silent Night" and "O Christmas Tree". 

Please enjoy the following German Christmas songs!
Firstly, I shared 4 carols that are not common in English and these are followed by "Silent Night" and "O Christmas Tree" (very common in English) sung in the original German.

Schlaf wohl du Himmelsknabe
(Sleep Well, You Heavenly Boy)

A special thanks to "Berliner Mozartchor - Topic" for sharing this with us on YouTube

Süßer die Glocken nie klingen
(Sweeter The Bells Never Sound)
  This is the first verse translated to English:
Sweeter the bells never sound
Than at Christmas time
It is as if angels are singing
Again of peace and joy!

A special thanks to "annamarlein" for sharing this with us on YouTube

O du fröhliche, o du selige
(O You Happy, O You Blessed)
  This is the first verse translated to English:
O you happy, o you blessed,
merciful Christmas season!
World was lost, Christ is born:
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christendom!

A special thanks to "Dr. Ludwig" for sharing this with us on YouTube
Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling
(Jingle Bells)

A special thanks to "Kinderlieder" for sharing this with us on YouTube

Finally, the two carols that should sound very familiar to all of us:
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
(Silent Night, Holy Night)
  Technically, this beautiful carol is not German - it was written by a young priest (Joseph Mohr) in Austria (1816):

A special thanks to "Stern chen" for sharing this with us on YouTube
O Tannenbaum
(O Christmas Tree)
  The original version of this folk song was written in the mid 1500's in Germany.

A special thanks to "Heintje Simons - Topic" for sharing this with us on YouTube

click on each title to view the entire post:

 Blueberry Blintz (Palacinke), by Angie Ouellette-Tower for

 Mom's Marzipan Cookies
DSCF0683, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2016-01-30_zpswb7cwpml.jpg


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Enjoy precious time with your family during Advent.
click HERE to view this post about
Family Worship Time during Advent

1 comment:

  1. Angie,
    I love all of the German songs. What a great post to do. We can all enjoy some different types of music from other countries. I love your recipes too.


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