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O little town of Bethlehem – Forest Green 'The ploughboy's dream'

First line:
O little town of Bethlehem
author of text

The text of O little town of Bethlehem was written by Phillips Brooks, a Philadelphia rector who was inspired by a visit to Bethlehem in 1865. He wrote the poem for his church three years later and the melody was added by his organist Lewis Redner. However, the best-known setting in the UK is the English hymn-tune known as Forest Green, adapted by Vaughan Williams from an English folk ballad called The ploughboy’s dream.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2020


A winter's night
Studio Master: SIGCD646Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 8 on SIGCD646 [3'47] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD646 track 8

Recording date
12 January 2020
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Isabella Gardiner
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. A winter's night (SIGCD646)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2020
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