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O heilige Nacht (O Holy Night)

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The Christmas Choral & Vocal Music series

Recital Music has developed a large, exciting and eclectic catalogue of Christmas music for choirs in recent years. Some works are published for the first time, others are in new editions, and we aim to provide accessible and enjoyable choral music for choirs of all ages and abilities. Enjoy!

Scored for Tenor (or Soprano) Solo, Female Choir and Organ, and also playable with piano or string quartet accompaniment. The string quartet parts are published as RM108.

Subtitled Weihnachtslied nach einer alten Weise (A Christmas Song in an olden style), Liszt's O heilige Nacht is a gentle and evocative setting which should be accessible to choirs and ensembles of all ages and abilities. The solo line can be successfully be divided between singers and the effective vocal divisions create a simple and atmospheric work which has been forgotten for far too long.

The lyrical vocal lines and descriptive word-painting demonstrate his love of the voice, set against a very simple but supportive accompaniment. O heilige Nacht was composed in the late 1870s, first performed in Rome on Christmas Day in 1881 and published the following year.

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) is remembered today for his prolific and virtuosic output for the piano, but he was also a very fine orchestral and vocal composer. This accessible choral work is published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Liszt's birth in 1811.

Difficulty: Medium
8 pages / A4 format / Paperback
Duration: 3-4 minutes

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Cat No. RM107
Supplier Code RM107
Price £2.00
ComposerFranz Liszt
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryCarols (upper Voices)
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesChristmas Choral & Vocal Music
ISMN 979-0-57045-107-4
EAN-13 9790570451074
Weight 14 grams
Published 5th January 2011
Availability 39 in stock