from Hymncharts arranger Don Chapman:
My latest version of Silent Night takes on a modern worship feel and would be a perfect addition to your Christmas Eve worship service! Try using Silent Night, as so many churches do, right after your pastor’s sermon.
As the song starts and the congregation is singing, an usher can light the first candle in each row. Soon, the candlelight will spread across the sanctuary as people light each other’s candles. By the final chorus, the congregation can lift their flickering candles and sing Silent Night together in the dim, holy glow.
This simple moment of lifting candles during such a beloved carol makes for an unforgettable ending to Christmas Eve services. The visual paired with my fresh new version could become a treasured tradition at your church.
About the Key:
I feel Bb or B are the best congregational keys for Silent Night, but the wonderful session singer on this track (don’t you love her voice!!) is an alto and felt more comfortable in Ab. Easily transpose Silent Night into any key you want with the free Finale Notepad (Windows only.)
Use Hymncharts YOUR way!
Some arrangers are finicky about how people perform their music – I’M NOT! Use my music the way it works for YOUR ministry! For instance, an acoustic version of Silent Night might fit your Christmas Eve style a bit better – imagine how beautiful Silent Night would sound simply with piano, acoustic guitar and cello!
Download Silent Night
Get this arrangement of Silent Night only at Hymncharts.com and Worshiphymns.com – you won’t find this fresh take anywhere else! As the arranger, I’m offering this new version exclusively on my sites. Add my one-of-a-kind arrangement to your Christmas worship this season!