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Track(s) taken from CDA66668

Stille Nacht

First line:
Silent night! Holy night!
composer
arranger
author of text
translator of text

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Recording details: May 1993
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1993
Total duration: 3 minutes 31 seconds
 
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Reviews

'An extremely well-sung traditional carol collection. The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recording' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'A model of its kind' (The Times)

'Celestial' (San Francisco Examiner)
No translation of the German Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!, not even the English version normally sung, is as evocative and atmospheric as the original, the work of Father Joseph Mohr, parish priest of Hallein, a small village in Austria to the south of Salzburg. But the music, by Mohr’s local schoolmaster and organist, Franz Grüber, is totally apt. It evokes ideally the tranquil Christmas scene of the shepherds worshipping the Christ-Child. Stephen Darlington’s arrangement has some especially ear-catching harmonies in the second verse.

from notes by Wadham Sutton 1993

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