3 pages | PDF | 536.9 KB"Silent Night" by Franz Xaver Gruber is a beloved Christmas carol. It is written in the key of C major with a key variation to A minor. It is thought to have been composed by Franz X. Gruber with words written by Joseph Mohr and John F. Young providing the translation. The traditional arrangement comprises of 29 measures of music. The beautiful melody and simple message of the song make it a timeless Christmas classic. The song is often sung in churches and homes at Christmastime and is a favorite of many generations of listeners.