206 SILENT NIGHT - 1, 2 or 3 Bb Treble Instruments with Piano (Grade 2)
for 1, 2, or 3 Bb Treble Instruments with Piano Accompaniment
This is a flexible arrangement! Suitable for any combination of Clarinet, Trumpet, Soprano or Tenor Saxophone, and Baritone Treble Clef.
It can be presented with 1, 2 or 3 instruments (or more!) and it is possible to play 1, 2 or all 3 verses.
The First part plays the melody all the way through and the part is identical on all 3 verses except for the key.
The Second part adds harmony to verses 2 and 3.
The Third part adds an obligato part on the Introduction and Verse 3. (this could be a teacher/adult part if the other part(s) are played by students)
Parts for Flute (part 2) and Violin/Glockenspiel (part 1) have been added - just in case!
To contribute to the feel of a "Silent Night", the piano part has been kept intentionally simple. Verse 3 can be played without the piano part, if desired, to add dramatic impact to the last verse. You can use any verse by itself, as each is a self-contained unit. If you want the melody alone, you can skip the Introduction to Verse 1 and start right on Measure 5 with the melody (you could even leave out the piano part!) There is an alternate Part 2 that is transposed up an octave for Tenor Saxophone or Clarinet. There is an alternate part 3 that is transposed down an octave. I wanted to provide you with the flexibility to match the parts to the players. The TRAX (piano) sound file can be used for rehearsal or performance. 3 rehearsal sound files are also included.
Instrument Ranges (C4=middle C):
Part 1 C4 - G5 (written)
Part 2 C#4 - B4 (written)
Part 3 A4 - G5 (written)
PDF - Score, Part 1 Bb, Part 1 Violin, Part 2 Bb, Part 2 Flute, Part 2 Bb higher, Part 3 Bb, Part 3 Bb lower, Piano
MP3 - Demonstration, TRAX (accompaniment), Part 1 rehearsal sound file, Part 2 rehearsal sound file, Part 3 rehearsal sound file