1914 "The Christmas Truce"
The Christmas Truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël) was a unique moment when both English and German soldiers briefly called a truce to celebrate Christmas together. There was singing, prisoner swaps, and seasonal greetings while the men exchanged food and souvenirs in the brief lull during the early part of the war. A brief and memorable moment of peace that celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ with two countries that shared religious beliefs even in the midst of such a devastating and brutal war.
Music "O Magnum Mysterium" is a choral work composed by Timothy Brown which is based on a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas arranged for Chamber Orchestra.