Franz Xaver Grüber

Gruber was born on 25 November 1787 in the village of Hochburg-Ach, Upper Austria where completed his music education studying with the church organist of Burghausen.Together with Joseph Mohr, a Catholic priest who wrote the original German lyrics, Gruber composed the music for the Christmas carolSilent Night. In later years, Gruber composed additional arrangements of the carol for organ and for organ with orchestra, as well as scores of other carols and masses, many of which are still in print and sung today in Austrian churches.

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