Silent Night ((Incorporating J.S. Bach's Prelude in C Major)). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Josef Mohr, Franz Gr, and Franz Xaver Gruber. Arranged by Eric Lane Barnes. For Choral, Handbells (SAB). Choral. 12 pages. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35027111).
The familiar carol, set to J.S. Bach's Prelude in C Major, creates a stunningly beautiful twist to a well-known tune. Though measures have been adjusted from Bach's original work to create a different harmonic sequence, it remains true to the original Bach piece. The optional a cappella section includes a simple bell part written in octaves. Available separately: SATB, opt. handbells; SAB, opt. handbells; 2-part, opt. handbells; PianoTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:02.