Skip to comments.Jussi Bjørling -O helga natt
Posted on 12/25/2012 3:31:39 PM PST by Paisan
The very best version of this song. Per the comment, the song has been sung.
Some may prefer English, or even the original French, because it ain’t just a musical piece. It is a spiritual work, and that means the more the merrier! There will probably be an entire section of Heaven dedicated to just this one song.
I like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0h3gkl7QeE
I prefer the Andy Williams versions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-RAnkH8Jxc
The song has been sung, and the song sings. Forever!
It is impossible to see how so many can still be so small minded when this strain fills your heart. It is the best Christmas song extant, and who would have expected such a song to have been penned in French?!?
I can assure you that it is the best, because through it, God brought the wonderful message of salvation to me. And it is even more wonderful in the French!
The song has been sung, and is being sung, and will be sung.
To all eternity, in languages that only angels know now.
I see your Swedish guy and raise you a Michael Crawford.
this is the best rendition ever! Josh Grobin comes close but not quite..
I grew up on this, as a child I called him “silver voice”. Thank you so much for posting.
BRAVO! Thanks for bringing excellence, Paisan. The greatest performance on this song I have ever heard. (I never heard of Jussi until now)
Check out Jussi, Robert Merrill and the Pearl Fishers.
Jussi Bjorling has one of the top five voices of the century. It is like melted butter.
His “Nessun Dorma”:
“On 15 March 1960, Björling suffered a heart attack before a performance of La bohème at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. However, he still performed that night. He died of heart-related causes (enlarged heart) six months later in Siarö, Sweden, aged 49. One of his final recordings was the Verdi Requiem conducted by Fritz Reiner for Decca Records which was recorded as late as June 1960 with Leontyne Price, Rosalind Elias and Giorgio Tozzi. He is buried in the little church cemetery at Stora Tuna, Sweden.”
My Dad loved Jussi, and i was raised on his version of all the tenor arias. I especially loved his rendition of “Salute, demurer chaste i pure”(spelling probably wrong) from Faust. His voice had a youthfulness and silkiness that really went well with the French lyrics.
Wow beautiful thank you
The first time I heard it was done by Mario Lanza on Christmas eve standing outside the terminal on the tarmack waiting for a “hop” at Andrews AFB 1951. The sky was completely dark and the sound filled the air, truly inspirational.
A soaring tenor voice is one of life’s great aural pleasures. Much more preferable to a soaring soprano, IMO (even though I “pretend” to be a soprano myself).