Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

BRIO Books: "Weaver of Song" by Mary Helene Jackson

  • Broadcast in Books
Out the Box

Out the Box


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow Out the Box.
Translated into over 200 languages, “Silent Night” is a beloved part of Christmas celebrations all over the world. But the true history of the song is just as important as its popularity. Mary Helene Jackson tells the fascinating story of composer Franz Gruber’s struggle with his father, who wishes for him to become a weaver and Gruber’s own passion for music. Weaver of Song follows Gruber as he overcomes adversity to write one of the world’s most legendary songs. Copyright © 2010 Mary Helene Jackson and BRIO Books.