I recorded this short video of the Christmas Midnight Mass Procession at Notre Dame de Paris on December 24, 2012.
The bell you hear ringing is Emmanuel, the 12.8-ton bell cast in 1682. It only rings for special occasions, and reverberates throughout the Ile de la Cité and the Latin Quarter. The organ music, choir singing, and images from inside the Cathedral were re-transmitted live to the crowd outside where special bleachers were arranged for the massive crowds who couldn’t fit inside. This is the cathedral’s 850th Christmas celebration.
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You have such a wonderful website, thanks a lot for the resources! Do you happen to know the name of the first song being sung in this video? It's stuck in my head – I gotta figure out what it's called!