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  • Recording Title

    Silent night, holy night

  • Other Title(s)

    • Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Uniform title)
    • Christmas hymn (Title descriptor)
  • Vocal group

    Trinity Choir

  • Composer

    Franz Gruber

  • Chimes

    William H. Reitz

  • Organ

    Rosario Bourdon

  • Baritone vocal

    Reinald Werrenrath

  • Contralto

    Margaret Keys

  • Soprano vocal

    Lucy Isabelle Marsh

  • Tenor vocal

    Lambert Murphy

  • Genre(s)

    Religious, Popular music

  • Marketing Genre(s)


  • Category


  • Description

    Mixed vocal chorus, with organ and chimes

  • Language


  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 45145

  • Matrix Number/Take Number


  • Recording Date


  • Place of Recording

    Camden, New Jersey

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    Victor ledgers show recording by Mixed Quartet (Lyric Quartet), but note: "listed as Trinity Choir." A later recording by the Trinity Choir (see B-21477) also was issued as 45145.

  • Rights & Access

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    Source of original recording: Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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