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.
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It's been translated in many languages. Here are some versions…. Silent Night, Holy Night. Still Night, Holy Night Version 2. Still Night, Holy Night Version 3. If you know a version that you don't see here, let us know!
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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. The original version of Silent Night is considered public domain - yet some publications may be copyrighted as indicated. We do not take responsibility for the accuracy of lyrics and materials on this site as we rely on sources and contributions from individuals to be correct. JAK Olivier E-mail: olivier teachitza.
The lyrics were written in by the priest Joseph Mohr. A Silent Night chapel and museum in Oberndorf commemorate these events. Here, we give the lyrics of Silent Night, the original German "Stille Nacht" and a selection of other languages. Silent night! Holy night! Sleep in heavenly peace! Love from your holy lips shines clear, As the dawn of salvation draws near, Jesus, Lord, with your birth!