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Still Still Still

Still, Still, Still is an Austrian Christmas carol and lullaby. This is another Christmas tune I only learned of in the past couple of years. In German its first line is “Still, still, still, weil’s Kindlein schlafen will!” (Hush, hush, hush, for the little child wants to sleep!). The melody is a folk tune (authorship unknown) from the State of Salzburg. The tune appeared for the first time in 1865 in a folksong collection of Maria Vinzenz Süß (1802-1868), founder of the Salzburg Museum. The words, which run to six verses in German, describe the peace of the infant Jesus and his mother as they sleep. There are various English translations.

The arrangement here is for a quartet of guitar, piano, bass and drums.

December 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment


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