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"Silent Night"
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"Silent Night" Lyrics, Text Format



Intermediate syncopation, an extended range middle C to F8,
a minor seventh, and a descending vii arpeggio (Dm).

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: Austria - 1818, music: Franz Gruber,
    words: Josef Mohr

  • Key: C Major

  • Time: 6/8

  • Form: staves: ABCCDE - phrases: ABC

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti/ ri ti ta/ | syncopation,
    | ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/ ti ti/ ri ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ | ti/ ri ti ti/ ri ti | syncopation, | ta/a/ |

  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa

  • Intervals: advanced: m3: So\Mi/So, Re8\Ti, La/Do, Re8/Fa8\Re8, Fa\Re; M3: Do8/Mi8; P4: Do\So, Mi/La;
    P5
    : Re\So; m7: Mi/Re8; Fa8\Re8\Ti descending arpeggio (vii, Dm)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; repeated syncopated melodic rhythm patterns, descending arpeggio (vii, Dm), ascending minor seventh (Mi/Re), vocal slurs, syncopation in 6/8, feeling duple meter (2 dotted quarter notes) in 6/8

  • Key Words: world geography, Austria; language: German, Latin; Christmas Carol, Christmas Hymn, Bible story, birth of Jesus; sacred, virgin, infant, tender, heavenly, peace, shepherds, quake, sight, bright, calm, glories, stream, a-far, Heavenly hosts, Alleluia (Latin), Christ, Savior, God, radiant beams, holy, dawn, redeeming, grace, Lord; possessive: love's; abbreviation: heav'n (heaven)

 
 

"Silent Night"


       
 
1.
Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant to tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.
 
 
2.
Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven a-far.
Heav'nly hosts sing Alleluia;
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born!
 
  3. Silent night, holy night,
Song of God, Love's pure light.
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at they birth,
Jesus, Lord at they birth,
 
       
    German  
  1.

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!

 
  2.

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Halleluja,
Tönt es laut von fern und nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da!
Christ, der Retter ist da!

 
  3. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund'.
Christ, in deiner Geburt!
Christ, in deiner Geburt!
 
       


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