Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Noche De Paz │ Michaelangelo

As it so often happens, I have found cool videos in the most unlikely places on the internet.  I was browsing some of the little known sections of cyberspace when I accidentally came upon an obscure Eastern European based website.  All of thfe text on it was written in the Cyrillic Alphabet, and the online Google translator had a hard time determining if it was Russian, Ukrainian, or whatever.  Well, that's where I discovered this beautiful video of a young singer from Puerto Rico who goes by the unlikely name of Michaelangelo singing "Noche De Paz (Silent Night).  Yes, that is the actual spelling of his name, and that was all that I could figure out for certain about him.  Look in the bottom left hand corner of the video when it starts to play and you will see that the composer of "Noche De Paz" is incorrectly listed as Irving Berlin.  The lyrics were written by an Austrian priest by the name of Father Joseph Mohr, and the melody was composed by Austrian headmaster Franz Xaver Gruber.  The carol was first performed in the Nikolaus-Kirche (Church of St. Nicholas) in Oberndorf, Austria, on December 24, 1818.  With all of that said, please click on the video widget below to enjoy an incredibly heartfelt rendition of "Noche De Paz".  By-the-way, notice that great beatific smile that Michaelangelo flashes at the very end of the video.

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