Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber. Arranged by James Swearingen. Concert band. Opus III Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR357). Sacred, Christmas. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Composed 2008. Duration 4 minutes, 3 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3760-00).
Long identified as the most popular Christmas carol of all times, this tasteful arrangement of Silent Night is sure to win the hearts of all ages. Scoring techniques that have been carefully crafted, along with lush harmonies, will allow you to put this piece together in a timely and very satisfying manner. Expressive playing is of the utmost importance and you can be certain that the gentle ending will leave your audience wanting for more. Extremely effective!