“Silent Night” Restored to Original Version

Think you know “Silent Night? You don’t know the “real” “Silent Night.” “The modern version comprises only the first two and the last of six original verses.” And there has been a minor musical revision. Now “the Silent Night Association, an Austrian-based appreciation society, has now released a CD containing all the words, sung in 15 languages, in time for Christmas. The music differs subtly in two bars but the change is barely noticeable.”