Friday, November 14, 2008

Tag Challenge and Some Trivia

The challenge this week over at Tag You're It, was to create a tag with the theme "red & green". It didn't have to be Christmas, but I try to create the first thing that comes to my mind and this is what I thought of...sort of!

Any who... Here is a little back story on the song "O Holy Night" in case you've ever wondered!

"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas Carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" by Placide Cappeau (1808-1877), a wine merchant and poet. Cappeau was asked to write a Christmas poem by a parish priest. It has become a standard modern carol for solo performance with an operatic finish.

In the carol, the singer recalls the birth of Jesus. It was translated into English by Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight's Journal of Music in 1855, and lyrics also exist in other languages.

On December 24 1906, Reginald Fessenden a Canadian inventor, broadcast the first AM radio program, which included him playing "O Holy Night" on the violin. The carol therefore appears to have been the first piece of music to be broadcast on radio. It later appeared in an edition of carols by Josiah Armes, published by Oxford in 1936, subsequently increasing its popularity.

information from Wikipedia.


Kath said...

gorgeous tag for my challenge this week Cassie - great use of the colour combo and love your story about the carol - thanks for joining us at TYI this week

Dawn said...

Gorgeous bright colours such an unusual design.
Love the research about the carol..
Thanks for joining us this week and good luck in the prize draw!



Thanks again for popping in to my lonely little blog...and Yes it is Gallows Point! we have stayed there twice and if it was up to Jim we will go there again! And your tag is very cute!

metalicbutterfly said...

Hi cassie, love your tag and "Oh Holy Night" is one of my favorite christmas tunes it always gives me goosebumps, If you click here it will take you to Jo's blog and she has an excellent tutorial on how to do the 'click here' or 'here is my card' follow the tutorial right to the bottom. I copied it onto paper and have it stuck to the wall in front of my desk,
hope that helps!

Emma xxx

Carol said...

what a lovely bright tag - love the background to the Carol too...

Heike said...


Anonymous said...

our tag is `beautiful`Cassie...`Thanks` for stopping by my blog..:)~X~

Queenie Jeannie said...

Super duper pretty! You gals are so CRAFTY!!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful tag!!