Click here for a pretty good 1914 cylinder recording of Cantique de Noel, the French original of O Holy Night. Thanks to the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, Department of Special Collections, Donald C. Davidson Library, University of California at Santa Barbara. The performer is the Canadian tenor Albert Quesnel. (Listen to him hit that high note in the last stanza!).
December 16, 2007 Sunday at 4:01 am