Belle Nuit, Sainte Nuit

Author: J. Mohr

Joseph Mohr was born into a humble family–his mother was a seamstress and his father, an army musketeer. A choirboy in Salzburg Cathedral as a youth, Mohr studied at Salzburg University and was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1815. Mohr was a priest in various churches near Salzburg, including St. Nicholas Church. He spent his later years in Hintersee and Wagrein. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: W. Pilet

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Text Information

First Line: Belle nuit, sainte nuit
Title: Belle Nuit, Sainte Nuit
Author: J. Mohr
Translator: W. Pilet
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2001.

Tune

STILLE NACHT

Although he composed nearly one hundred works, Franz Gruber is remembered for only one–the tune of "Silent Night," composed on Christmas Eve, 1818. He scored the tune for tenor and bass soli (sung by Mohr and Gruber on that night) with the final phrase to be repeated in harmony (sung by the villag…

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