This morning as I looked out over the land, I came upon a little bit of fog that had settled low in the valley. The town was still lit from last night with all its Christmas lights and in the distance, you can see a stream of headlights from the early morning commuters. The stillness reminds me of the famous Christmas song, Silent Night.
"Silent Night" (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. For more history, read here.
So, in 2008 I wrote a few arrangements to Silent Night and ways to learn how to play them. I received some nice emails from the post. Thank you, dear readers. Is this one of your favorites for singing and playing at Christmas?
As you can see, there's plenty of free stuff online. So, here you go... Have fun!
Free Music to Silent Night:
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies (Key of A)
Level 2 Silent Night
Silent Night: Late Elementary
Silent Night-Primer Level
Silent Night: Key of Bb Chord Chart with Lead Line
For choir and congregation.
Be sure and check out Hear and Play's ChristmasKeys 1.
You may be interested in Kelly Clarkson's Silent Night
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