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    Silent Night - Franz Gruber - Darius Battiwalla

    In 1816, a Roman Catholic priest called Josef Mohr composed a short six-stanza poem for his Christmas service which he entitled Stille Nacht. On Christmas Eve in 1818 the church organ at St Nicholas Church, Oberndorf had broken down and he happened to show his organist and choirmaster Franz Gruber the poem he had written, wondering if it could be set to music which would not require the organ.Gruber spent that afternoon composing, what would become the most loved Christmas carol of all time. It was first performed that very Christmas Eve, with the church choir and Gruber accompanying them on guitar.Although Gruber's original melody has altered little since 1818, it was originally performed as a sprightly 6/8 dance. Over the years the melody has been slowed down and we now recognise it most commonly as a gentle, meditative lullaby.The song's lyrics have been translated into around 140 different languages and it has been used extensively, in countless guises all over the world.Perhaps its most poignant use however was during the First World War Christmas Truce in 1914, where it was sung simultaneously by French, English and German troops stationed on the front line, being the only carol they all new.This new arrangement for brass band yet again breathes new life into this timeless classic. Lush harmonies and its reflective texture will make this a welcome addition to any festive program.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £44.00

    Silent Night - Franz Xaver Gruber - William Gordon

    Austrian composer and organist Franz Xaver Gruber composed the original version of this Christmas work in 1818. It is probably one of the most famous of all Christmas carols and should not be missed from any Christmas concert. American composer William Gordon has produced this arrangement for brass band.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
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    Stille Nacht - Franz Xaver Gruber - Jacob de Haan

    Jacob de Haan wrote this arrangement for concert band, fanfare band and brass band and optional male voice choir. The original carol was written by the Austrian composer and organist Franz Gruber (1787-1863). He was asked to write Silent Night) on the 24th of December 1818 by the priest of the Church of St. Nicolas in Oberndorf, who had himself written the text. It is a romantic carol, with nuances of contemporary Austrian folk and Italian pastorale music.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
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    (No Longer A) Silent Night

    Music for Brass BandDuration: 4:30 MinutesPercussion: 4 PlayersDrum Kit, Bongos, Tambourine and CowbellAll Rights ReservedProgramme NotesThis carol (one the most popular in the world) was composed in 1818 by Franz Gruber to words by Joseph Mohr. It was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818. This took place in St Nicholas parish church in the village of Oberndorf near Salzburg, Austria. A popular (but spurious) tale tells how the priest Joseph Mohr, whilst making preparations for the Christmas Eve mass, found the church organ to be not working. This supposedly was caused by rats having chewed through the leather bellows of the organ. Joseph Mohr, having previously written the words presented them to Franz Gruber (a local schoolmaster and organist) in the hope that he could set them to music ready for use that same day, but on guitar rather than the broken organ. It is Gruber’s distinctive melody and simple harmonic accompaniment that has allowed this carol to become so enduring.My arrangement seeks to turn the serene beauty of this carol on its head !

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    Silent Night - Franz Gruber

    Euphonium Solo with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £46.20

    Silent Night - Franz Xaver Gruber

    Stille Nacht

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £64.95

    Stille Nacht - Franz Gruber

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £49.20

    Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - Franz X. Gruber

    SATB Choir with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days