Sainte Nuit

Translator: Armand Bail

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First Line: O nuit de paix! Sainte nuit!
Title: Sainte Nuit
German Title: Stille Nacht
Translator: Armand Bail
Meter: Irregular
Language: French
Publication Date: 1994
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1994.



Although he composed nearly one hundred works, Franz Gruber is remembered for only oneā€“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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