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O Little Town of Bethlehem sheet music

The American preacher Phillips Brooks travelled to Bethlehem on Christmas Eve of 1865, and three years later he wrote the text to the poem O Little Town of Bethlehem for the children of his congregation in Philadelphia. His church organist Lewis Redner composed the music to the carol on Christmas day that year (1868). After several failed attempts at finding a pleasing melody, Redner woke up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, inspired by a tune he heard while sleeping. He wrote down the music to O Little Town of Bethlehem, thus creating one of the best loved Christmas songs ever.



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O Little Town of Bethlehem sheet music

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Table of Contents for the Christmas Song Lead Sheets:

Angels We Have Heard on High
Auld Lang Syne
Away In a Manger
Deck the Hall
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
In Dulci Jubilo
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells (short easy version)
Jingle Bells (full version)
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Joy to the World
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agréable
Silent Night
Toyland
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Up on the Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This?

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