(The Perfect Tenor. A wonderful Christmas Song that is a glorious experience to listen to at any time of the year.)
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O Holy Night is my wife's and my favorite Christmas song. We own many versions of it, from Michael Crawford to Bing Crosby to David Phelps and everything in between.
This version, which I just found here on youtube about a week ago, destroys them all.
It is the best song, with the best orchestral arrangement, in the best voice I have ever heard.
We're Italian and love Pavarotti's Christmas songs, but Bjorling's performance here is...incomparable.
The final 1:30 is jaw-droppingly spectacular.
I am not a particularly religious man, being an atheist and all, yet I find myself seized with a sudden and overwhelming desire to pray... There is a God, Jussi be thy name.
As a fellow atheis I can only quote you.=)