"The Virgin With Angels".
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905).
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Author: William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905).
"O, Holy Night."
Sung by Celine Dion.
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"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas Carol, composed by
by a wine merchant and poet, Placide Cappeau (1808–1877).
In Roquemaure, France, at the end of 1843, the Church Organ was renovated. To celebrate the event, the Parish Priest asked Cappeau, a native of Roquemaure, to write a Christmas poem. Cappeau did it, although being a professed Anti-Cleric and Atheist.
Soon after, Adam wrote the music. The Carol was premiered
in 1847, by the Opera Singer Emily Laurey.
created a singing edition, based on Cappeau's French Text, in 1855. In both the French original,
and in the two familiar English versions of the Carol, the Text reflects on
The Birth of Jesus and of Humanity's Redemption.