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Alpenlandischer Advent

(Traditional Austrian Alpine)

This Christmas carol is a song from the Alpine region of Austria that was passed down through the years by word of mouth.  Many of these types of folk song were often sung in taverns and not churches, where the lyrics and melodies would be changed from area to area, but enjoyed by all who sang them and considered public property with no known authorship or written text.

Murauer Weinachtsmusik recordings
Capriccio 10799 (CD: Weihnachten in den Alpen (Christmas in the Alps))


  1. CD Liner Notes: Weihnachten in den Alpen (Christmas in the Alps)