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Stille Nacht

First line:
Silent night! Holy night!
author of text
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In 1988 the BBC conducted a poll to select the top ten Christmas carols of all time. Predictably, perhaps, Silent night topped the list, and was chosen to close the television programme from Wells Cathedral featuring all ten. As musical director of the programme, John Rutter was asked for a new arrangement, with a 40-second orchestral postlude during which the end titles would roll. This gave an opportunity for music to take over where words left off, bringing the programme (and this album) to a tranquil conclusion.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2002


A Christmas Caroll from Westminster Abbey
A Christmas Present from Polyphony
NOEL2Super-budget price sampler — Archive Service
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols - The Centenary Service
Studio Master: KGS0036-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Adeste fideles
Christmas Star
CSCD503Download only
Christmas with St John's
Studio Master: SIGCD458Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only
Favourite Carols from King's
Studio Master: KGS0007Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Joy to the World
Studio Master: SIGCD268Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
On Christmas night
SIGCD386Download only
Rutter: Music for Christmas
Rutter: The John Rutter Christmas Album
CSCD510Download only
The Carols Album
Studio Master: SIGCD108Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The King's Singers Christmas Songbook
Studio Master: SIGCD459Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
What sweeter music
SIGCD182Download only
Studio Master: CDA68087Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 17 on CDA66668 [3'31]
Track 18 on CDA67245 [3'31]
Track 13 on CDA67716 [3'00]
Track 2 on CDA68087 [3'50]
Track 4 on CSCD503 [3'02] Download only
Track 23 on CSCD510 [3'52] Download only
Track 14 on KGS0007 [3'40] Download only
Track 21 on KGS0036-D [2'29] Download only
Track 1 on NOEL2 [3'31] Super-budget price sampler — Archive Service
Track 7 on SIGCD108 [4'13] Download only
Track 2 on SIGCD182 [4'07] Download only
Track 8 on SIGCD268 [3'22] Download only
Track 5 on SIGCD386 [3'36] Download only
Track 19 on SIGCD458 [3'19] Download only
Track 13 on SIGCD459 [4'21] Download only
Track 24 on SIGCD502 [3'17] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CSCD510 track 23

Recording date
0 January 1989
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: The John Rutter Christmas Album (CSCD510)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: November 2002
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