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|The text for this carol was set more than once, to different tunes by a number of composers. For other settings, see the page for Phillips Brooks.|
|First Publication||1906 in The English Hymnal (No.15, p.24)|
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|Work Title||Forest Green ; The Ploughboy's Dream|
|Alternative. Title||O Little Town of Bethlehem ; I Sing the Almighty Power of God|
|Composer||Vaughan Williams, Ralph|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IRV 101|
|First Publication.||1906 in The English Hymnal (No.15, p.24)|
|Librettist||Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|External Links||Wikipedia article (covers several settings)|
Used for the Christmas hymn "O Little Town" in U.K.