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Oh little town of bethlehem ( victor mixed chorus )


Christmas Songs And Carols - Oh,Little Town Of Bethlehem

recording date: 10 october 1912
release date: december 1912
originally by: Victor Mixed Chorus

originally written by: Phillip Brooks;Lewis Redner
catalognumber: 31873
label: victor

Later versions:

The Carol Singers:
Oh, little town of Bethlehem (Edison cylinder BA 2767 / Edison disc 50302-R)

Trinity Choir: Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem (Victor 35594)

Lyrics And Music

recording date elvis: Saturday, 7 September 1957; Studio
first release: on audio album elvis' christmas album (november 1957)
rca victor
catalog number:
loc 1035

The number was written by Phillip Brooks and Lewis Redner in 1868, following a visit by Brooks to Bethlehem in 1865: Brooks first wrote a poem and then asked Redner to put it to music. It was first performed on December 27th 1868.
A medley entitled, "Christmas Songs and Carols" and including "Christians, Awake!" "Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem," "God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen, "The First Nowell," and "Silent Night" was recorded in October 1912 and issued on Victor 31873, with performing credits showing "Victor Mixed Chorus accompaniment by Victor Orchestra."

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