SATB choir; handbell; rhythm (SATB choir)
Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber. Arranged by Joel Raney. Blues-Gospel-Spirituals, Hymntune, Sacred, Jazz/SwingStyle, Classics, Christmas. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5369).
Item Number: HP.C5369
Joseph Mohr. Galatians 4:4, John 1:9, Luke 2:1-20, Psalms 46:10.
This slow gospel setting of "Silent Night" is one of the highlights of Joel Raney's Christmas cantata, Celebrate the Season. There are a number of performance options including adding rhythm, unison choir and handbells (the bell part is included). Another option is to have a narrator read Luke, chapter 2 over the second verse which can be sung softly, hummed, or sung on a soft 'oo' vowel. Any way you do it, you're sure to find this soulful setting a powerful addtition to your Christmas program.