small enough to fit
in a matchbox ...
I turn the key
to play Silent Night
—GUSTS, #18, Fall/Winter 2013
|Where Franz Gruber composed the beloved song Silent Night|
During our Danube trip last month, I perked up as I heard the announcement that we were passing by Arnsdorf (Austria), where schoolteacher, church caretaker, and organist Franz Gruber composed the melody for Silent Night. When I was around 13, one of my grandmothers gave me a small book about Gruber and the history of that familiar Christmas carol. So, we quickly clicked away with our cameras.
P.S. See the preceding post for a picture of the music box described above.