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On the wall of the old school in the Austrian town of Arndorf and now hangs a memorial plaque. The inscription tells that in these walls two people – the teacher Franz Grubber and the priest Joseph Mor wrote in a single impulse a wonderful hymn “Silent night, wonderful night …”, having received inspiration from the Creator of worlds. This immortal work in 2018 will be 200 years old. And many will be interested in the history of its creation.
THE NIGHT OF THE TEACHER’S LAND IN THE APARTMENT In the poor apartment of the teacher Gruber did not light the lamps, it was a dark night here. Little Marichen, the only child of a young couple, has gone into eternity. Father, too, was hard on the heart, but he tried to come to terms with the loss that had befallen them. But the inconsolable mother could not cope with this blow. She did not say a word, did not cry, remaining indifferent to everything. Continue reading