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Season of Peace

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Franz Gruber

Franz Gruber (arr. Gene Milford)


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Chimes
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

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Program Notes

Season of Peace combines two familiar melodies, the traditional round Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) and the beloved Austrian carol Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night) composed in 1818 by Franz Gruber with lyrics by Joseph Mohr. The first verse of the carol concludes with the repeated phrase "Sleep in heavenly peace."

Historical Note: In December 1914, during the bloody days of the trench warfare during World War I, there were brief moment of unofficial ceasefires when German and British troops would cross over the dangerous “no man’s” land to celebrate the season with the enemy. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day of that year, gifts of food and souvenirs were exchanged, soldiers participated in joint burial services, and some were friendly enough to play soccer matches and sing carols.

- Program Note by arranger


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