John Speller's Web Pages O night, peaceful and blest!

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O night, peaceful and blest! (Normandie Carol)
A little-known carol, apparently translated from the French. This carol is noteworthy for having been chosen by Dr. Mann to form part of the very first Lessons and Carols for Christmas from King's College, Cambridge in 1918.

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The "Normandie Carol" was extremely popular in the early twentieth century, and among those who recorded it was Elsie Baker, who made this recording on 27 October 1914. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
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