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O sanctissima written by [Traditional]
- One of the best known German Christmas songs.
The first strophe is from "Allerdreifeiertagslied" by Johannes Daniel Falk (1816); the other two are credited to Heinrich Holzschuher.
The text was written to fit to the melody of an old ode to Virgin Mary called " O sanctissima, o purissima (piissima), dulcis virgo Maria"
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