The version sung by Bing Crosby in is the fourth best-selling single of all-time. He had written the lyrics of the song " Stille Nacht " in at Mariapfarr , the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where Joseph had worked as a co- adjutor. The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber , schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the Christmas Eve mass, after river flooding had damaged the church organ. It is unknown what inspired Mohr to write the lyrics, or what prompted him to create a new carol. According to Gruber, Karl Mauracher, an organ builder who serviced the instrument at the Obendorf church, was enamoured with the song, and took the composition home with him to the Zillertal. The Rainers were already singing it around Christmas , and once performed it for an audience that included Franz I of Austria and Alexander I of Russia , as well as making the first performance of the song in the U.
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German (original lyrics): Stille Nacht
History - Translations - Multimedia - Notation - Links. The carol was first performed years ago on 24 December at the St. Nicholas church in Oberndorf, Austria. Since then the Christmas song has achieved world wide appeal and it is said that there are over translations of the song in the world. This website aims at sharing the song to the millions of people who love this song and have wonderful memories of singing it at Christmas time. See the options above to find out more about the song's history, look at the sheet music under the notation section, download multimedia and also page through our extensive database of Silent Night translations and versions sent in by visitors to this site from all over the world. On this page we currently list versions of the song in different languages.
This is an English version of the popular and well-known Christmas carol, Silent Night, which was originally written in German. Silent night, Holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin Mother and Child Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from Heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah Christ the Saviour is born Christ the Saviour is born.