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    Default Franz Gruber

    Was he a composer ?

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    You bet he was. He was also a teacher and organist.
    Probably his best known music offering was "Silent Night" which was composed by him and a Catholic priest, named Joseph Mohr.

    In later years, he wrote a number of other carols, many of which are still available.

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    [QUOTE You bet he was.* He was also a teacher and organist. Probably his best known music offering was "Silent Night" which was composed by him and a Catholic priest, named Joseph Mohr.In later years, he wrote a number of other carols, many of which are still available.[/QUOTE]Did he write the song ?

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    Yes, Franz Gruber wrote the melody, the lyrics by Joseph Mohr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Yes, Franz Gruber wrote the melody, the lyrics by Joseph Mohr.
    I thought they were written in 1700's ??
    Last edited by Christi; Dec-06-2008 at 02:13.

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    Yes, Franz Gruber (1787 - 1863.).

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    From a handwritten manuscript that was dicovered a number of years ago, it is believed that the lyrics (Mohr) were written in 1816 and the tune (Gruber) was composed in 1818.

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