Back in 2006 I came across a sweet and naive little poem by one of Sweden’s most known and read poets, Bo Setterlind. It was included in a small Nativity play written for the church in the town, Strängnäs, where he lived. It was Mary singing for her little newborn, almost improvising in the moment I felt. I heard the Angels singing “Silent night” in the background and had that as my initial idea. As you can hear she also joins the Angels and briefly sings parts of that hymn as well. In addition to the original in Swedish there are also adaptions in English and German. It’s published on Gehrmans The performance on this video is by the eminent choir ORA Singers, London.