love's pure light silent night michael john trotta

Love’s Pure Light Silent Night

This beautiful setting of Silent Night employs the original text with new music scored for SATB a cappella voices and optional descant. Color reigns supreme as the text is almost treated in a secondary manner. Mostly homophonic with a brief aleatoric moment that captures the ear. A very distinctive and memorable arrangement for any choir.

Commissioned in honor of the 200th anniversary of the music by FBC San Antonio, this setting blends the beloved tune and text with a captivating new tune sung by the descant.

Love’s pure light
All is calm, all is bright
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Love’s pure light
All is calm, all is bright
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace

[Verse 3] Silent night, holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

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