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Rich Manners - Silent Night

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Arranger:      Rich Manners
Accompaniment:      A Cappella
Composer:      Franz Xaver Gruber
Music Category:      Vocal Jazz
Format:      Sheet Music
Item Code:      VJ746

A sensitive treatment of Christmas favorite, for soprano and tenor solos and SATB chorus. Surprising harmonic twists begin with a modal treatment of the theme in the dorian, a bell-tone choral accompaniment of the solos in the second verse, and an increasingly jazz-oriented harmonic treatment of the last verse ending in a surprising climax, as the piece winds its way back to major mode. Not only a joy to hear, but very satisfying to perform.

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Songlist: A Child Is Born, A Song For Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Silent Night

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 4290b | Sheet Music Collection | $12.95 | A Cappella
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