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Index of publications

This index lists currently available publications having to do with the theme "Silent Night!" These works meet criteria of quality and authenticity with respect to the latest historical findings.

The Silent Night Society continues to receive inquiries about the song, to its formation and the authors. Many times there is a need for further publications or pictures - which our website cannot provide all.

With this DVD we provide notes and audio recordings, photographs and films, publications and presentations, and texts to the emergence and spread of the song available: it should be a treasure trove for those interested, for schools and adult education, for tourism and the media work!

We invite you to use these materials! We invite you to bring the song in your field, his background and his message to the blades!


Michael Neureiter
President of the Silent-Night-Society


The DVD can be ordered directly from the Silent Night Society in Oberndorf at a price of 18 Euro, for members of the Silent Night Society at a price of 12 Euro.

Silent Night Society, Stille-Nacht-Platz 7, A-5110 Oberndorf or office@silentnight.at

Edition of the Stille Nacht Gesellschaft: Silent Night. The Autographs of Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber. With documents to the history of the carol. 64 pages in German and English, 17 facsimiles, 8 figures, 17 pages of score. Strube Verlag, Edition 9073, Munich 2008


Special Price: EUR 9,00 instead of EUR 18,-

This book is available in book shops as well as in the museums and the tourism associations of the towns. Or you can order it direct at the Silent Night Association.

Information: Silent Night Associatin, Tel. (+43) 0660 24 12 200 or info@silentnight.at

As a member of the Silent Night Association you can support our efforts for the carol and buy our publications at a lower tariff. Here you find more information.

Pfarrer Bernhard Rohrmoser: "Quellen tränken dürres Land." Meditationen, Gedichte, Geschichten, Bilder & Schnitzereien. Eigenverlag, Hüttschlag - Mariapfarr 2008
112 Seiten. Zahlreiche Abbildungen. Pfarrer Rohrmoser widmet dieses Buch Joseph Mohr, dem Verfasser des Weihnachtsliedes "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht", als einem seiner Vorgänger in Wagrain und Mariapfarr.

Hochradner, Thomas (Editor.): "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!" Zwischen Nostalgie und Realität. Joseph Mohr - Franz Xaver Gruber - Ihre Zeit, unter Mitarbeit von Silvia Steiner-Span. - Salzburg 2002 (Salzburg Studien. Forschungen zu Geschichte, Kunst und Kultur, 4).
Band zum Joseph Mohr Symposium 1999 Wagrain.(In German.)

Herbst, Wolfgang: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht! Die Erfolgsgeschichte eines Weihnachtsliedes, Atlantis Musikbuchverlag, Zürich/Mainz 2002.(In German.)

Reiter, Martin: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht! Von Salzburg ins Zillertal - vom Zillertal in alle Welt.- 2004 (Verlag Edition Tirol, Euro).(In German.)

"Dem Textdichter des Weihnachtsliedes 'Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!' Joseph Mohr zum 150. Todestag am 4. Dezember 1998" ("The Lyricist for the Christmas Carol 'Silent Night! Holy Night!' - Joseph Mohr on the 150th Anniversary of his Death, December 4, 1998"); published in the Salzburger Museumsblätter, Nr. 10, Jhg. 59, Salzburg, December 1998. This issue contains six articles on aspects of the life of Joseph Mohr and brings forth interesting new insights to his biography. (In German.)

Besch, Lutz, Elisabeth Kornhofer and Thomas Hochradner, Joseph Mohr. Ein Lied - Ein Leben, Der Textdichter des Weihnachtsliedes "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!" ("Joseph Mohr: A Song - A Life, the Lyricist for the Christmas Carol ?Silent Night! Holy Night!?"), Wagrainer Verein für Heimat und Kultur "Blaues Fenster," Wagrain, 1998. (In German.)

Gehmacher, Max, Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Das Weihnachtslied - wie es entstand und wie es wirklich ist ("Silent Night! Holy Night! - The Christmas Carol - how it came to be and how it really is"), Oberndorf, 1988, revised edition. (In German and English.)

Hochradner, Thomas and Gerhard Walterskirchen, ed., 175 Jahre "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!" Symposiumsbericht ("175 Years "Silent Night! Holy Night!" Symposium Report"), published by the Silent Night Society in the series Veröffentlichungen zur Salzburger Musikgeschichte, Band 5, Selke Verlag, Salzburg, 1994. Contains the papers presented at the 1993 symposium sponsored by the Silent Night Society and held in Salzburg. (In German.)

Reiter, Martin, Die Zillertaler Nationalsänger im 19. Jahrhundert ("The Zillertaler National Singers of the 19th Century"), St. Gertraudi, 1989. (In German.)

Standl, Josef A., "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!" - Die Botschaft eines Liedes, das die Menschen dieser Welt berührt" ("Silent Night! Holy Night!" - The Message of a Song Which Touches People Around the World"), Verlag "Dokumentation der Zeit," Oberndorf, 1997. Handbook containing a summary of the history surrounding the song and useful information to guide the visitor to the many sites in Austria with museums and monuments pertaining to "Silent Night!" (In German.)

Index to musical works

This index encompasses authentic versions of "Silent Night! Holy Night!" as well as other musical works of Franz Xaver Gruber.

Hintermaier, Ernst, Franz Xaver Gruber / Joseph Mohr: Weihnachtslied "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!" Die autographen Fassungen und die zeitgenössischen Überlieferungen ("Christmas Carol ?Silent Night! Holy Night!? - the Autographed Versions and Contemporary Transcriptions"); published by the Silent Night Society in the series Denkmäler der Musik in Salzburg, Band 4; Comes Verlag, Bad Reichenhall, 1987. Documentation of the available autographed scores of "Silent Night!" from the hand of Franz Gruber along with transcriptions by others, accompanying descriptions and comments regarding the historical context. (In German.)

Hochradner, Thomas and Gerhard Walterskirchen, Weihnachtslied 'Stille Nacht! Heil´ge Nacht!' Faksimile der frühesten autographen Fassung (Handschrift von Joseph Mohr) ("Christmas Carol 'Silent Night! Holy Night!,' Facsimile of the Earliest Autographed Version (Signed by Joseph Mohr)"); published by Salzburg Museum, Selke Verlag, Salzburg, 1995. The accompanying text describes this score in relation to the historical context. (In German.)

Franz Xaver Gruber, "Missa in contrapuncto" ("Mass in Counterpoint, in C"); for mixed choir, organ, and bass viol, ad libitum; Verlag Böhm & Sohn, Augsburg 1998.

Franz Xaver Gruber, "Deutsche Seelenmesse" ("German Mass"); for one voice and organ; Verlag Böhm & Sohn, Augsburg 1996.

Franz Xaver Gruber, "Pange Lingua in B;" GWV 107; for 4 voices; Verlag Böhm & Sohn, Augsburg 1995.

Franz Xaver Gruber, "Vexilla Regis in B;" GWV 132; for 4 voices; Verlag Böhm & Sohn, Augsburg 1995.

Franz Xaver Gruber, "Heiligste Nacht! Geistliches Lied auf die heilige Christnacht" ("Holiest Night! Spiritual Song for the Holy Christmas Eve"); GWV 170; for 4 voices, mixed choir, flutes, 2 clarinets, French horn, 2 trumpets in G, 2 violins, viola, cello and organ, or mixed choir of 4 voices and organ; Selke Verlag, Salzburg, 1994.

Franz Xaver Gruber, "Orchester-Messe in D-Dur (lat.)" ("Latin Mass with Orchestra, in D-Dur"); GWV 4; for soloists, mixed choir, organ, and orchestra; Verlag Böhm & Sohn, Augsburg, 1993.

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Die Klagen des Erlösers" ("Trauret ihr englischen Chöre") ("The Suffering of the Savior"); GWV 146; published in Sechshundert Jahre Salzburger Kirchenmusik, 1393-1993 ("Six hundred years of church music in Salzburg"), by Armin Kircher und Gerhard Walterskirchen.ed., Comes Verlag, Bad Reichenhall, 1993.

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Welch ein Jubelton" ("What a Sound of Celebration"); GWV 148; and Matthias Kracher: "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!" ("Silent Night! Holy Night!"); from a copy made around 1820-30, GWV 145c; published in Advent- und Weihnachtslieder für zwei Singstimmen (Sopran/Alt) und Orgel ("Advent and Christmas Carols for Two Voices - Soprano and Alto - and Organ"); published by the Silent Night Society under the direction of Thomas Hochradner and Gerhard Walterskirchen, ed., in the series Denkmäler der Musik in Salzburg, Nr. 12, Comes Verlag, Bad Reichenhall, 1992.

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Deutsches Requiem, 'Gib den Seelen in der Pein'" ("German Requiem, 'Give to souls in agony'"); GWV 15; for 2 or 4 voices and organ; published by the Silent Night Society under the direction of Thomas Hochradner, ed., in the series Denkm&aauml;ler der Musik in Salzburg, Nr. 8, Comes Verlag, Bad Reichenhall, 1992.

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Deutsche Messe in Es" ("German Mass in Es"); GWV 46; for 3 voices, 2 horns and organ; published by the Silent Night Society under the direction of Gerhard Walterskirchen, ed., in the series Denkmäler der Musik in Salzburg, Nr. 3, Comes Verlag, Bad Reichenhall, 1992.

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Missa in contrapuncto" ("Mass in Counterpoint"); GWV 2; for 4 voices, organ and bass viol; published by the Silent Night Society under the direction of Ernst Hintermaier and Gerhard Walterskirchen, ed.; in the series Denkmäler der Musik in Salzburg, Nr. 2; Comes Verlag, Bad Reichenhall, 1986.

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Deutsche Messe in D, 'Gott! Auf Dein Wort erscheinen wir'" ("German Mass in D, 'God! At Your Word we will appear'"); GWV 19; for 3 voices, 2 horns, organ and bass viol; published by the Silent Night Society under the direction of Ernst Hintermaier and Gerhard Walterskirchen, ed.; in the series Denkmäler der Musik in Salzburg, Nr 1; Comes Verlag, Bad Reichenhall, 1984.

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Messe in D-Dur, Hochzeitsmesse" ("Mass in D-Dur, &lsquoWedding Mass?"); GWV 4; for soloists and mixed choir, organ and orchestra; Verlag Böhm & Sohn, Augsburg, 1993.

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Vexilla Regis;" GWV 132; Graphisch Druckpresse Hallein, Hallein, 1978. (Out of print.)

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Pange Lingua;" GWV 107; Graphisch Druckpresse Hallein, Hallein, 1978. (Out of print.)

Franz Xaver Gruber: "Deutsche Messe in F - 'Ich komme vor Dein Angesicht' - under the title ?'Weihnachts-Messe'" ("German mass in F - "I come before Your face" - under the title of "Christmas Mass"); GWV 35; for 4 voices and organ; published by Peter Franken, Rotterdam o.J. (Out of print.)

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