O Holy Night is a Christmas carol by the French composer Adolphe Adam, who lived from 1803 to 1856. Adam studied at the Paris Conservatoire and later taught there. He composed many ballets and operas, and he also had a successful career as an organist. He composed the music for O Holy Night in 1847, using the poem "Minuit, chrétiens” by Placide Cappeau as the text. The standard English translation of the lyrics was by the American minister John Sullivan Dwight, who was also a musician.
Select the song image below for a printable PDF of O Holy Night. Scroll down for more versions of the carol in several other keys. The carol is also available in arrangements for all woodwind, brass, strings, and recorders.
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Play-Along arrangements of O Holy Night. These pages have versions of the song for band and string instruments for you to play with other musicians:
More keys! Select a link below for a printable PDF of O Holy Night in any of the following keys, for treble, bass, and alto clef.