Silent Night 2014


Words: Joseph Mohr
Music: Franz Gruber
Key: Bb major
Time Sig: 3/4
Tempo: 80 | ballad
Meter: irregular
CCLI #: 5253005
Verse: Luke 2:8
The first verse of "Silent Night 2014" is the perfect opportunity to give a talented teen (like the one I've recorded on the vocal demo) a special, short solo during your Christmas Eve service. Let him or her sing the first verse while your congregation lights candles, then invite them to join with your praise team on the other verses.

I had planned on creating a guitar-driven version of "Silent Night" this year, but things don't always turn out the way you want 🙂 I sat down at the keyboard this summer and immediately started playing the music box-type intro and loved it. The whole thing seemed to arrange itself in about ten minutes! Maybe next year I'll have a guitar arrangement.

The 3 part vocals demo MP3 has vocals mixed louder so your praise team can learn their parts easier.
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Instruments mp3s are the arrangements played one time through with just piano and instrumental parts to give you an idea of the orchestration. In the early days of hymncharts before I made vocal recordings I had created these instruments mp3s as a quick demo. Since I now create both a POP and an ORC (orchestrated) mix I no longer make instrumental mp3s for newer arrangements.
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