Carl’s Quiz 12-30

Which mammal has no vocal cords?

The answer to last week’s quiz is: “Silent Night” was first played on guitar. Originally written in German as “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,” this popular carol was composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics written by Joseph Mohr, a young priest. The song was first performed on Christmas Eve that year at St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria. It is said that the song was composed for guitar because the church’s organ had been damaged in a flood.


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