Stille Nacht (Franz Xaver Gruber)

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German.png In original German

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Editor: Arvid Grøtting (submitted 2013-02-16).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 111 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by Hermann Riedel. ISMN 979-0-66118-103-3.


  • CPDL #20589:  Network.png
Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2009-12-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • CPDL #09818:  Network.png
Editor: José Ángel Ruiz (submitted 2005-09-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: German, TB + guitar accompaniment. This edition is available for free on a largely commercial external site.
  • CPDL #07900:  Network.png
Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2004-09-18).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 239 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SSAA, German version, arranged by Eva Toller, midi files available for each part.
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Editor: Simone Olivieri (submitted 2000-12-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: arr. by Carl H. Reinecke, in German.

English.png In English translation, "Silent night"

See also the Christmas Songbook

Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2012-09-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This arrangement is based on the original Austrian composition. The descant is traditional and of anonymous origin.
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Editor: Heino Vergouwen (submitted 2010-05-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 530 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Harmonised by Heino Vergouwen.
Editor: Matthew Thibeault (submitted 2010-04-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 89 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: This version is derived from the 1917 edition of "55 Songs and Choruses for Community Singing".
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Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2008-12-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arr. Rod Mather with descant.
  • CPDL #18484:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2008-12-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 31 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Original version by Gruber for unison voices and organ.
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Editor: John Murphy (submitted 2008-04-04).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged by Joseph Edmund Mills in 1977.
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Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2004-09-18).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 261 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SSAA, English version, arranged by Eva Toller, midi files available for each part
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Editor: Edward L. Stauff (submitted 2004-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Editor: Clifford Boyd (submitted 2003-02-21).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: 2 versions (SATB & SSAA), GIF format, low print resolution.
Editor: Christopher Moore (submitted 2000-12-16).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 18 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: To see score using Scorch (tm), click on 'Sibelius' link.
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Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: arr. by Carl H. Reinecke, in English.

French.png In French translation, "Douce nuit"

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Editor: Claude Tallet (submitted 2007-12-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSATBB

Spanish.png In Spanish translation, "Noche de paz"

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Editor: Jose Miguel Galan (submitted 2004-01-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Click on link 'Repertorio de Música Clásica-Moderna. (a partir de 1750)' then search alphabetically by title. Finale file also viewable via FinaleViewer.
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Editor: Abel Di Marco (submitted 2001-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 6.27 MB   Copyright: Personal
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Latvian.png In Latvian translation, "Klusa nakts"

Editor: Andris Solims (submitted 2009-12-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 109 kB   Copyright: Religious
Edition notes: Arranged by Mamerts Celminskis. Edition in C Major.
Editor: Andris Solims (submitted 2009-12-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 109 kB   Copyright: Religious
Edition notes: Arranged by Mamerts Celminskis. Edition in Bb Major.

In multiple different languages

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Editor: José Ángel Ruiz (submitted 2005-09-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: German and Spanish, SA + organ accompaniment. This edition is available for free on a largely commercial external site.
  • CPDL #09820:  Network.png
Editor: José Ángel Ruiz (submitted 2005-09-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: German & English, SATB + organ accompaniment. This edition is available for free on a largely commercial external site.
  • CPDL #09819:  Network.png
Editor: José Ángel Ruiz (submitted 2005-09-22).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: German & Spanish, SATB + organ accompaniment. This edition is available for free on a largely commercial external site.
Editor: Toby Wardman (submitted 2003-05-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: 1st verse only, in German and English.
Editor: Andre van Ryckeghem (submitted 1999-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 149 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: MusiXTeX file zipped.

Arrangements

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Editor: Christopher Upton (submitted 2012-07-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Arranged for SAB by Christopher Upton; German text.
Editor: Angelina Figus (submitted 2010-11-07).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition is an arrangment of Angelina Figus, copyright assigned to CPDL. Italian and English text.
  • CPDL #21580:  Network.png
Editor: J. Ashley Hall (submitted 2010-05-06).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 176 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: arr. by J. Ashley Hall, in English.
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Editor: Daniel Rouwkema (submitted 2009-07-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 15 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A new setting of Gruber's famous melody for male-voice TTBB choir.
Arranger: Daniel Rouwkema
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Editor: Douglas Brooks-Davies (submitted 2004-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In English, arr. by Douglas Brooks-Davies with organ accompaniment.
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Editor: Douglas Brooks-Davies (submitted 2003-11-27).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In English, arr. by Douglas Brooks-Davies, a cappella.
Editor: Miguel Astor (submitted 2003-05-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: vocal arrangement of 'Silent Night'

General Information

Title: Silent Night
Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyricist: Joseph Mohr

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, other arrangements available
Genre: SacredCarol

Languages: German, English, Spanish, Dutch
Instruments: a cappella

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

1. Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf' in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh!


2. Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Gottes Sohn! O wie lacht
Lieb´ aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da schlägt uns die rettende Stund´.
Jesus in deiner Geburt!
Jesus in deiner Geburt!


3. Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Die der Welt Heil gebracht,
Aus des Himmels goldenen Höhn
Uns der Gnaden Fülle läßt seh´n
Jesum in Menschengestalt,
Jesum in Menschengestalt.


4. Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Wo sich heut alle Macht
Väterlicher Liebe ergoß
Und als Bruder huldvoll umschloß
Jesus die Völker der Welt,
Jesus die Völker der Welt.


5. Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Lange schon uns bedacht,
Als der Herr vom Grimme befreit,
In der Väter urgrauer Zeit
Aller Welt Schonung verhieß,
Aller Welt Schonung verhieß.


6. Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Hallelujah,
Tönt es laut von Ferne und Nah:
Jesus der Retter ist da!
Jesus der Retter ist da!

English.png English translation

1. 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.


2. Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!


3. Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light;
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.


4. Silent night, holy night
Wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King;
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

Dutch.png Dutch translation

Stille nacht, heilige nacht,alles slaapt, sluimert zacht.
Eenzaam waakt het hoogheilige paar, Lieflijk kindje met goud in het haar,
sluimert in hemelse rust, sluimert in hemelse rust.

Stille nacht, heilige nacht, Zoon van God! Liefde lacht,
vriend'lijk om Uwe Godd'lijke mond, nu ons slaat de heilige stond,
Jezus de Redder is daar, Jezus de Redder is daar.

Stille nacht, heilige nacht, herders zien 't eerst uw pracht.
Door de engelen alleluja, galmt het luide van verre en na,
Jezus de Redder ligt daar, Jezus de Redder ligt daar.


Italian.png Italian translation

Astro del Ciel, Pargol Divin
Mite Agnello, Redentor
Tu che i vati da lungi sognar
Tu che angeliche voci annunziar
(x2)Luce dona alle genti, pace infondi nei cuor
Astro del Ciel, Pargol Divin
Mite Agnello, Redentor
Tu disceso a scontare l'error,
Tu sol nato a parlare d'amor
(x2)Luce dona alle genti, pace infondi nei cuor


French.png French translation

Belle nuit, douce nuit,
une étoile nous conduit
à l'étable de l'Enfant
qui vien de naitre maintenant
Sur l'humide paille
dans la nuit en plein vent.

Petit Enfant, tout souriant
nous t'apportons ces présents
prends ces bonbons, prends ces joujoux
ces belles images
souris et bénis nous.


Spanish.png Spanish translation

Noche de paz, noche de amor,
Paz entre los mas fuertes,
Fraternidad entre los mayores.
Amor para los mas pequenos.
Ternura para los mas débiles.
Jesus para todos.


Hungarian.png Hungarian translation

Csendes éj, szentséges éj!
Mindenek nyugta mély,
Nincs fenn más, csak a szent szülepár,
Drága kisdedük álmainál,
Szent Fiú aludjál,
Szent Fiú, aludjál!

Csendes éj, szentséges éj!
Angyalok hangja kél;
Halld a mennyei halleluját,
Szerte zengi e drága szavát:
Krisztus megszabadít,
Krisztus megszabadít!

Csendes éj, szentséges éj!
Szív örülj, higgy, remélj!
Isten szent Fia hinti reád
Ajka vigaszadó mosolyát:
Krisztus megszületett,
Krisztus megszületett!