Lewis Redner

Real Name:
Lewis Henry Redner
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Born: December 15, 1830, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: August 29, 1908, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

An American musician, best known as the composer of the popular Christmas carol "St. Louis", better known as "O Little Town of Bethlehem".

Redner worked in the real-estate business in Philadelphia, and played the organ at four different churches during his life. He spent 19 years as organist at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. While there, he set Pastor Phillips Brooks's poem of his recollection of a pilgrimage to Bethlehem to music on Christmas Eve, 1868, and the carol was first sung the next day.
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Instruments & Performance

11-8672 Lewis Redner - Christmas Hymns - Part 1 & 2 album art RCA Victor Chorale, Robert Shaw O Little Town Of Bethlehem RCA Victor Chorale, Robert Shaw - Christmas Hymns - Part 1 & 2(Shellac, 12") RCA Victor Red Seal 11-8672 US Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

35594 Lewis Redner - Angels From The Realms Of Glory album art Trinity Choir Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem (as L. H. Redner) Trinity Choir - Angels From The Realms Of Glory(Shellac, 12") Victor 35594 US 1916 Sell This Version
50302 The Carol Singers O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) The Carol Singers - O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Once In Royal David's City(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50302 US 1916 Sell This Version
21174 Lewis Redner - Adeste Fidelis / Silent Night album art Orpheus Quartet O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Reduer) Orpheus Quartet - Adeste Fidelis / Silent Night(Shellac, 10", Bro) Pathé Actuelle 21174 US 1927 Sell This Version
P 2 Lewis Redner - Six Of The Best-Known Christmas Carols album art Lew White O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Lewis H. Redner) Lew White - Six Of The Best-Known Christmas Carols(3xShellac, 10", Album) Victor P 2 US 1938 Sell This Version
2189 Lewis Redner - O Little Town Of Bethlehem / O Holy Night album art Kenny Baker (2) With Eddie Dunstedter At The Organ* O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as L.H. Rodner) Kenny Baker (2) With Eddie Dunstedter At The Organ* - O Little Town Of Bethlehem / O Holy Night(Shellac, 10") Decca 2189 US 1938 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmas Music album art Bing Crosby, Kenny Baker (2), Men About Town O, Little Town Of Bethlehem Bing Crosby, Kenny Baker (2), Men About Town - Christmas Music (Album, Comp) Decca US 1940 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Capitol Presents Christmas Carols album art William Ripley Dorr Conducting St. Luke's Choristers O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Lewis H. Redner) William Ripley Dorr Conducting St. Luke's Choristers - Capitol Presents Christmas Carols (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1944 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmas Hymns And Carols album art Victor Chorale* · Robert Shaw O Little Town Of Betlehem (as Redner) Victor Chorale* · Robert Shaw - Christmas Hymns And Carols (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1946 Sell This Version
652 Lewis Redner - Silent Night / Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem album art Dick Haymes / Frank Sinatra Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Dick Haymes / Frank Sinatra - Silent Night / Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem(12") V Disc 652 US 1946 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmas Hymns And Carols album art The Canterbury Choir* O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) The Canterbury Choir* - Christmas Hymns And Carols (Album, EP) MGM Records US 1947 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmas Chimes album art Jimmy Blades, Charles Smart O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Jimmy Blades, Charles Smart - Christmas Chimes (Album, EP) London Records US 1948 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmas Dreaming album art Frank Sinatra O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Frank Sinatra - Christmas Dreaming (Album, Comp) Columbia US 1948 Sell This Version
G-500 Lewis Redner - Christmas Music album art Ken Griffin (2) O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Ken Griffin (2) - Christmas Music(3xShellac, 10", Album) Broadcast Recordings G-500 US 1948 Sell This Version
868 Lewis Redner - Silent Night album art Frank Sinatra O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Frank Sinatra - Silent Night(12") V Disc 868 US 1948 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas album art Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* The First Nowell - O, Little Town Of Bethlehem - Carol Of The Bells (as L. H. Rodner) Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Album, EP) Decca US 1949 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Dickens' Christmas Carol / Christmas Carols album art Various Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Various - Dickens' Christmas Carol / Christmas Carols Columbia Masterworks US 1949 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmas Music album art Ethel Smith Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem (as L. H. Rodner) Ethel Smith - Christmas Music (Album) Decca, Decca Canada 1949 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - An Organ Concert Of Carols album art Richard Keys Biggs O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Richard Keys Biggs - An Organ Concert Of Carols (Album) Columbia US 1949 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmas On The Range album art Jimmy Wakely With The Mellomen Quartet* O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Lewis H. Redner) Jimmy Wakely With The Mellomen Quartet* - Christmas On The Range (Album, EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1949 Sell This Version
60122 Lewis Redner - Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem / It Came Upon The Midnight Clear album art Saint Peter's Choir* Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Saint Peter's Choir* - Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem / It Came Upon The Midnight Clear(Shellac, 10") Coral 60122 Canada 1949 Sell This Version
CCF 9002 Lewis Redner - The Organ Plays At Christmas -  Buddy Cole At The Organ album art Buddy Cole O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Lewis H. Redner) Buddy Cole - The Organ Plays At Christmas - Buddy Cole At The Organ(Box + 3x7", Album) Capitol Records CCF 9002 US 1949 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmas Carols By Ken Griffin album art Ken Griffin (2) O Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Redner) Ken Griffin (2) - Christmas Carols By Ken Griffin (EP) Columbia US 1950 Sell This Version
Lewis Redner - Christmastime album art Various O, Little Town Of Bethlehem (as L. H. Rodner) Various - Christmastime (Album) Decca US 1950 Sell This Version
60270 Lewis Redner - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem album art Ames Brothers* Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem (as Lewis H. Rodner) Ames Brothers* - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem(7") Coral 60270 1950 Sell This Version