Silent Night (flex)

From Wind Repertory Project
Franz Gruber

Franz Gruber (arr. Charles Booker)


General Info

Year: 2015/ 2020
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: BandT Publications, through Print Music Source
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $37.50   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part A

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part B

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F
  • Violin

Part C

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part D

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Contra-alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part E

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Contra-alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Cello

Part F

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone



Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Together with Joseph Mohr, a Catholic priest who wrote the original German lyrics, Gruber composed the music for the Christmas carol Silent Night. On Christmas Eve of 1818, Mohr, an assistant pastor at St Nicholas, showed Gruber a six-stanza poem he had written in 1816. He asked Gruber to set the poem to music. The church organ had broken down so Gruber produced a melody with guitar arrangement for the poem. The two men sang Stille Nacht for the first time at Christmas Mass in St Nicholas Church while Mohr played guitar and the choir repeated the last two lines of each verse.

In later years, Gruber composed additional arrangements of the carol for organ and for organ with orchestra, as well as scores of other carols and masses, many of which are still in print and sung today in Austrian churches.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Silent Night (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Booker) (1818/2015/2020)


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