O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol sung in the US to the tune of "St. Louis", cf. the version commonly sung to the hymn tune "Forest Green" in the UK)

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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.

Relationships

composer:Lewis Henry Redner (1868)
lyricist:Phillips Brooks (1868)
Wikidata:Q1619459 [info]
arrangements:O Little Town of Bethlehem (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Culloton arrangement)
is the basis for:Grandma's Christmas Card
later translated versions:Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem")
later versions:Forest Green (lyrics of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to a different tune, the traditional carol as sung in the UK and in the Episcopal church in the US)
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 (Bob Dylan arrangement)
referred to in medleys:Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version)
Medley: Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly / Away in a Manger / O Little Town of Bethlehem / The First Noel
Noëls pour cordes
version of:St. Louis

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1947-12-28O Little Town of Bethlehem (1947 original studio master)coverFrank Sinatra3:06
1947-12-28O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra3:04
1947-12-28O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra3:06
1957-07-10O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra2:07
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?:??
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
2003O Little Town of BethlehemAntti Sarpila3:15
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
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: We Three Kings of Orient Are / O Little Town of BethlehemmedleyElla Fitzgerald3:38
O Little Towhn of BethlehemAllen Vizzutti4:31
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra & Bing Crosby1:53
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby & Frank Sinatra0:58
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby0:56
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby2:03
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby & Frank Sinatra1:44
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby1:22
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby1:27
O Little Town of BethlehemDick Haymes?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemJohnny Mathis2:44
O Little Town of BethlehemBarbra Streisand2:38
O Little Town of BethlehemBarbra Streisand2:59
O Little Town of BethlehemBarbra Streisand2:55
O Little Town of BethlehemBarbra Streisand2:58
O Little Town of BethlehemJim Reeves2:20
O Little Town of BethlehemNat King Cole2:19
O Little Town of BethlehemNat King Cole?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemThe Mills Brothers2:18
O Little Town of BethlehemBruce Cockburn3:39
O Little Town of BethlehemEngelbert Humperdinck3:57
O Little Town of BethlehemThe Young Fresh Fellows2:55
O Little Town of Bethlehemcover and instrumentalBill Augustine & Malcolm Cecil4:20
O Little Town of BethlehemKen Pennell3:07
O Little Town of BethlehemConnie Francis3:01
O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalEllis Marsalis2:11
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra3:06
O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalTaylor Davis1:59
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverAnne Murray3:11
O Little Town of BethlehemJohnny Adams4:25
O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalLondon Festival Orchestra, Gordon Langford4:05
O Little Town of Bethlehem[unknown]3:36
O Little Town of BethlehemSarah McLachlan3:51
O Little Town of BethlehemThree Chances2:08
O Little Town of BethlehemRosina Coombe?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverPat Boone2:48
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverGarth Brooks3:00
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverAaron Neville3:57
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverRobert Rheims?:??
O Little Town of Bethlehemcover and instrumentalMichelle Beauchesne2:14
O Little Town of BethlehemClare College Singers, Simon Vaughan, Orchestra of Clare College, Cambridge, John Rutter3:41
O Little Town of BethlehemConnie Francis2:59
O Little Town of Bethleheminstrumental[christmas music]2:27
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby & Frank Sinatra0:54
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby1:22
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby & Frank Sinatra3:05
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby1:25
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby & Frank Sinatra1:23
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby0:55
O Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby & Frank Sinatra1:50
O Little Town of BethlehemJohnny Cash3:41
O Little Town of BethlehemJohnny Cash3:30
O Little Town of BethlehemAlabama3:12
O Little Town of BethlehemDick Haymes2:20
O Little Town of BethlehemCSU Stanislaus Chamber Singers 20112:31
O Little Town of BethlehemGöteborgsMusiken, Jerker Johansson3:18
O Little Town of BethlehemJoni James2:47
O Little Town of BethlehemliveAntti Sarpila Swing Band3:37
O Little Town of BethlehemJackie Evancho4:01
O Little Town of BethlehemHarlow Chorus?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemKeely Smith2:11
O Little Town of BethlehemLewis Henry Redner2:37
O Little Town of BethlehemMahalia Jackson3:57
O Little Town of BethlehemBarbra Streisand2:54
O Little Town of BethlehemThe Roches2:54
O Little Town of BethlehemMario Lanza2:47
O Little Town of BethlehemAaron Neville3:57
O Little Town of BethlehemKenny Chesney4:19
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverBing Crosby0:57
O Little Town of BethlehemcoverWill Chase4:00
O Little Town of BethlehemJack Jones?:??
O Little Town of Bethlehem[unknown]?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemDinah Shore2:23
O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalGuy Maeda3:15
O Little Town of BethlehemRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra4:22
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra?:??
O Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra?:??
O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalVirgil Fox2:48
O Little Town of BethlehemJean Allister, John McCarthy Chorus, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Knight4:21
O Little Town of BethlehemMario Lanza3:09
O Little Town of BethlehemSergio Franchi2:46
O Little Town of BethlehemAntti Sarpila Swing Band3:19
O Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalCaribbean Steel Drum Ensemble1:13
O Little Town of BethlehemJohnny Cash3:41
O Little Town Of BethlehemNat King Cole2:21
O Little Town Of BethlehemcoverClaudja Barry3:16
O Little Town Of BethlehemFrank Sinatra?:??
O Little Town Of BethlehemVic Damone4:44
O Little Town Of BethlehemOld School Basterds?:??
O Little Town of Bethlehem ᓄᓇ ᒥᑭᔪᖅ ᐱᑦᓕᐊᒻcoverSusan Aglukark3:00
O, Little Town of BethlehemAndré Gagnon3:54
O, Little Town of BethlehemNat King Cole2:19
O' Little Town of BethlehemMannheim Steamroller3:57
O’ Little Town of BethlehemcoverLee Kernaghan2:47
O’ Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby0:56
Oh Little Town of BethlehemJohnny Cash3:41
Oh Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalQuadro Nuevo & Münchner Symphoniker4:59
Oh Little Town of BethlehemFrank Sinatra1:29
Oh Little Town of BethlehemcoverBright Eyes2:56
Oh Little Town of BethlehemBing Crosby0:56
Oh Little Town of BethlehemcoverMahalia Jackson3:44
Oh Little Town of BethlehemSergio Franchi2:43
Oh Little Town of BethlehemNils Landgren3:49
Oh Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalKevin MacLeod1:46
Oh Little Town of BethleheminstrumentalGeorge Greeley?:??
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (Snippet)partialTrey Parker0:58
Oh, Little Town of BethlehemcoverTrinity Choir?:??
Oh! Little Town of BethlehemMarian Anderson?:??
The Spirit of Christmas (medley)cover and medleyMichael W. Smith5:22