Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht

stillenachtpno.nwcDecember 20011.08 kB00:01:11
Composer:Gruber, Fr. Xavier (1787-1863), Austrian
Lyricist:Mohr, Joseph (1792-1848), Austrian
Genre:Christmas Carol
Instruments:Piano solo
Submitter:Walker, Geoff
Email:geoff.walker (e-mail)
"Ever since Austrian organ-builder Karl Mauracher, provided some traveling folk singers with an arrangement of "Silent Night," the world has been singing the wrong melody. . ."
This arrangement is based on music downloaded from the "stillenacht" website which is a virtual museum of the origins of this ever popular carol. It was originally written by Joseph Mohr in 1816 and the music was added two years later in 1818.