O Silent, Holy Night
SMC SO108C/ HL 210379
After the lush opening bars, this medley opens with the whispered melody of Silent Night over pizzicato arpeggios and a leisurely shuffling bass. A seamless transition to 6/8 lifts us swiftly into the strains of “Oh Holy Night,” where the melody is passed among every voice, gradually building to a climax to the end, where the final bars of the arrangement return to the reverent silence of the opening. This piece is the perfect addition where that moment of repose in a holiday program is just the thing you’re looking for.