Silent Night. Holy Night – String Group (with Solo Descant Violin)
“Silent Night” (German: “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. This song has been recorded by many singers across many music genres. The version sung by Bing Crosby in 1935 has sold 10 million copies as a single.
“Stille Nacht” was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village in the Austrian Empire on the Salzach river in present-day Austria. A young Catholic priest, Father Joseph Mohr, had come to Oberndorf the year before. In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, he had written the poem “Stille Nacht” in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where Joseph had worked as an assistant priest. The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf [Wikipedia]
This is a gentle arrangement for a String Group with or without an optional Piano part. The last verse (3rd) features a Descant part for Solo Violin.
Grade = 3 Duration = 2:35 mins (3 verses)
The MP3 was recorded with NotePerformer 3.
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