Clay Aiken – The First Song Ever Broadcast on Radio

No one sings Christmas Carols better than Clay Aiken. Somehow, his voice just soars when he sings the beautiful songs of the season. His album, “Merry Christmas With Love set a record for 1st week sales of a holiday album with sales of 270,010. When Clay released his Holiday EP, “All Is Well” in 2006, he added four more beautiful songs to his library of recorded Christmas Carols.

 

Clay included one of the most loved traditional Christmas Carols, “O, Holy Night,” on his album. This carol has been named one of the most beautiful of all Christmas Carols, with excellent lyrics and a beautiful melody.

The author of the lyrics was Placide Cappeau who lived in the historic city of Avignon. He was a commissionaire of wines, and an occasional writer of poetry. The local parish priest asked Cappeau to write a Christmas poem.

On a trip to Paris, Cappeau took the poem to the composer Adolphe Adam. Adam was the composer of over 80 stage works. Adam wrote the tune in a few days, and the song received its premier at the midnight mass on Christmas Eve 1847.

There is some interesting trivia associated with this song: in 1906, Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden made what many consider to be the first ever radio broadcast in Brant Rock, Massachusetts. His brief broadcast included him playing “O Holy Night” on the violin, making it the first song ever broadcast on radio.

 

“O, Holy Night”

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining;
This is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, oh night when Christ was born;
O night, oh holy night, oh night divine.

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, oh night when Christ was born;
O night, oh holy night, oh night divine.

No one sings this beautiful carol better than Clay Aiken!!

This is an amazing performance..don’t you think so too?

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Comments

  1. This is one of my most favorite Christmas songs of all time – I have always loved it and then when
    I heard Mary Did You Know I loved it , too! So there are two now! But I love All Is Well, too! Oh! My
    Goodness – Clay sings every song so brilliantly – I love them all! How can you not!!!

    This page is beautiful, Musicfan – Songs, video, and pics, and background!!!

  2. Nobody sings Christmas Carols better than Clay. I find that Clay SINGS the songs…never screams. Even with his power, it's never screaming…like so many do now.

    This is how Christmas songs should be sung.

  3. Clays voice was just made for Christmas and O Holy Night is one is one of the best! If that doesn’t get you in the spirit I don’t know what will.

  4. I love the way Clay sings O Holy Night. He has the perfect voice for Christmas carols. I was just at a store yesterday and they played a Clay Christmas song. It put me in the Christmas spirit. He is the only singer who does that!

  5. clay is indeed christmas and no one can sing a christmas song like our clay man and clay never screams when hes singing even with his amazing voice range and power just like robin gibb said to clay along time ago this is how a song should be sung

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