Gruber – Silent Night (Dectet)

Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber (1787 – 1863)
Duration: 4.5 minutes
Price: £15
Grade: 5-8
Instrumentation: Brass Dectet

Trumpet 1-4 in Bb
French Horn
Trombone 1-3 and Bass

Silent Night is consistently voted as one of the all time favourite Christmas Carols. This absolutely gorgeous and calm idiomatic setting was written for a pre-service performance at the Chapel in Charterhouse School for Christmas 2022 but would work equally well as a performance item in a festive recital. It was written to sound as warm and glorious as possible, fully utilising the depth of range and colour of the brass ensemble. It is also fully sight-readable, in sympathetic keys and with cues throughout the arrangement.

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