Silent Night/O Jesu Sweet

Franz Gruber
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I have performed this carol arrangement with youth choirs, and also a combination of adult and youth choir. It may also be performed as a duet, two part treble or mixed choir. I have recently added a cello part, which is optional. The carol begins with the various names of Jesus Christ that are spoken, either by a narrator or by one or two choir members. I always have them speak into a microphone. Then part 1 sings my original setting/English version of the old German carol, O Jesulein s�ss. The second time around part 1 sings with part 2, who sings the first verse of "Silent Night". This arrangement may end at measure 68. However, often I have used this as the final hymn in a church service, which is why I provided an ending that includes the congregation and organ.

Score ID
Franz Gruber
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
7 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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