O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol with the tune “St. Louis”, as commonly sung in the U.S.)

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Annotation

This version was composed by Lewis Redner and is most commonly known in the US. The name of the tune is called "St Louis". This differs from the version which follows the tune called "Forest Green".

Annotation last modified on 2013-07-19 15:20 UTC.

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lyricist:Phillips Brooks (in 1868)
composer:Lewis Henry Redner (in 1868)
Wikipedia:en: O Little Town of Bethlehem [info]
Wikidata:Q96278390 [info]
referred to in medleys:Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version) (order: 3)
Medley: Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly / Away in a Manger / O Little Town of Bethlehem / The First Noel (order: 3)
Noëls pour cordes (order: 8)
later translated versions:Oi Betlehem, sä pienoinen
Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem")
later versions:Little Town (Cliff Richard carol -- the traditional words set to new music)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenneth Jennings arrangement)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol with the tune “Forest Green”, as sung in the UK and the Episcopal Church in the U.S.)
O' Little Town of Bethlehem (Bob Dylan arrangement)
is based on:St. Louis (hymn tune)
is the basis for:Grandma's Christmas Card
Paraphrase on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’
Suite on Famous Christmas Carols: V. O Little Town of Bethlehem
arrangements:O Little Town of Bethlehem (Culloton arrangement)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Gordon Jenkins arr.)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (The Mighty Fine Band trad. arr.)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1947-12-28O Little Town of Bethlehem (1947 original studio master)coverFrank Sinatra3:06
1947-12-28O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra3:06
1947-12-28O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra3:04
1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07O Little Town of BethlehemcoverElvis Presley2:36
1957-09-07Oh Little Town of BethlehemcoverElvis Presley2:36
1957Adeste Fideles / Joy to the World / O Little Town of BethlehemmedleyThe Jack Halloran Singers4:12
1957O Little Town of BethlehemThe Jack Halloran Singers?:??
1972-12-28Oh Little Town Of BethlehemliveOld St. Mary's Choir?:??
1991-06 – 1991-08O Little Town of BethlehemJohnny Cash3:42
1992-09O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalAndré Gagnon3:58
2001-01O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalEddie Higgins Trio4:44
2002-01O Little Town of BethlehemDale Warland Singers4:12
2002-03 – 2002-04O Little Town of BethlehemCrash Test Dummies4:13
2003-09 – 2003-10O Little Town of BethlehemcoverFrode Alnæs, Arild Andersen & Stian Carstensen3:03
2003O Little Town of BethlehemAntti Sarpila3:15
2019-12-24O Little Town of BethlehemliveChoir of King’s College, Cambridge, Dónal McCann, Daniel Hyde4:48
2020-12-19O Little Town of Bethlehem (Live Stream at St. Johns The Evangelist Church, Oxford, UK, 2020-12-19)cover and liveSteve Hogarth?:??
Joy to the World / Angels We Have Heard on High / O Come, O Come Emmanuel / God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen / We Three Kings / O Little Town of Bethlehem / Carol of the Bells / Wassail SongmedleyRobert Shaw Chorale10:02
Little Town of Bethlehemcover and instrumentalThe Moog Machine1:57
Little Town of Bethlehemcover[unknown]1:29
Little Town of BethlehemJim Brickman2:16
Little Town of BethlehemDoug Munro and La Pompe Attack with Ken Peplowski, Cyrille-Aimée Daudel, Howie Bujese, Ernie Pugliese & Michael Goetz4:11
Little Town of BethlehemSawyer Brown3:14
Medley: Joy To The World, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, The First NowellmedleyPlácido Domingo5:23
Medley: O Little Town of Bethlehem / Away in a MangermedleyKatharine McPhee3:20
Medley: O, Little Town of Bethlehem / Joy to the World / White ChristmasmedleyFrank Sinatra5:16
Medley: The Joys of Christmas / O Little Town of Bethlehem / Deck the Halls / The First NoelmedleyHarry Belafonte5:25
Medley: We Three Kings of Orient Are / O Little Town of BethlehemmedleyElla Fitzgerald3:37
Medley: We Three Kings of Orient Are / O Little Town of BethlehemmedleyElla Fitzgerald3:38
Midnight Clear / Away in a Manger / Bethlehem / RudolphmedleyBing Crosby & Frank Sinatra6:59
O Little Towhn of BethlehemAllen Vizzutti4:31
O Little Town of BethlahemcoverPoint of Grace with The London Symphony Orchestra4:26
O Little Town of BethlehemOslo Domkor4:16
O Little Town of BethlehemMahalia Jackson3:57
O Little Town of BethlehemBournemouth Symphony Chorus5:48
O Little Town of BethlehemChanticleer3:42
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMarty Robbins3:16
O Little Town of BethlehemElvis Presley2:34
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverElvis Presley with Karen Fairchild & Kimberly Schlapman2:39
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverShawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra2:35
O Little Town of BethlehemElvis Presley2:40
O Little Town of BethlehemRichard Crooks, Clarence Dickinson3:07
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverJim Reeves?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra2:33
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra3:07
O Little Town of BethlehemTony Bennett3:18
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverElvis Presley2:40
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMarc Martel3:54
O Little Town of BethlehemSt Peter’s Choir2:40
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMarty Robbins3:13
O Little Town of BethlehemDave Brubeck5:37
O Little Town of BethlehemMarty Robbins3:11
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMarty Robbins3:13
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMarty Robbins3:14
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverElvis Presley2:37
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMarty Robbins?:??
O Little Town of Bethlehem[unknown]2:58
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverDarrell Casey2:26
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverJim Reeves2:17
O Little Town of BethlehemElvis Presley2:38
O Little Town of BethlehemIrish Promenade Orchestra2:07
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMusic 20004:43
O Little Town of BethlehemElvis Presley2:37
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverJim Reeves2:13
O Little Town of BethlehemElvis Presley2:38
O Little Town of BethlehemHarlow Chorus?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemMahalia Jackson3:56
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverJim Reeves?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemThe Morriston Orpheus Choir3:04
O Little Town of BethlehemLorin Whitney?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemTony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra3:18
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverThe Red Army Chorus3:20
O Little Town of BethlehemElvis Presley2:36
O Little Town of BethlehemSarah McLachlan3:51
O Little Town of BethlehemSister Rosetta Tharpe2:24
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverCarola?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemElvis Presley2:37
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverJim Reeves2:16
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverSt. Agnes Fountain?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemKate Smith?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra1:38
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverJim Reeves2:16
O Little Town of BethlehemliveBelle and Sebastian3:51
O Little Town of BethlehemMahalia Jackson2:33
O Little Town of BethlehemDick Haymes2:19
O Little Town of BethlehemVal Doonican2:55
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverConnie Francis3:02
O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalButch Baldassari2:48
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra3:05
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMitch Miller & the Gang3:04
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverElvis Presley2:37
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverJack Jezzro2:17
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra2:04
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra2:07
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra3:11
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra3:10
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverMarty Robbins3:13
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverRick Wakeman6:06
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverAndré Kostelanetz & His Orchestra?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverJim Reeves2:16
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