Tune of the Day: O Little Town of Bethlehem / Forest Green
This hymn tune, known under the name of “Forest Green”, is used in the United Kingdom (and sometimes in the US, especially in the Episcopal Church), to sing the Christmas carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem”. The tune has its origins in an English folk ballad called "The Ploughboy's Dream", which the famous composer Ralph Vaughan Williams collected from a Mr. Garman of Forest Green, Surrey in 1903.
In the United States “O Little Town of Bethlehem” is most commonly sung to the hymn tune known as “St. Louis”.