Are you ready for Day 10 in 25 Days of Winter Holiday Trivia? Today's question is on the musical side of things. "Silent Night" (or "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht") was written by Franz Gruber on Christmas Eve in 1818. Gruber was a school teacher as well as the organist and church caretaker in the village of Arnsdorf. Your question today: On what instrument did Gruber compose the melody for "Silent Night! Holy Night"?
Bonus Question: Where was "Silent Night, Holy Night" first performed?
This isn't the first performance, but it is one of the earliest recordings of the song:
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