Silent Night was written in 1818 in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. The music is by Franz Xaver Gruber and lyrics are by Joseph Mohr. This carol is a mainstay at most churches during the Advent/Christmas season. This arrangement was written for a trumpet trio at our church. The piano accompaniment is optional - we would drop it out for the last verse as candles rose into the air on Christmas Eve.