This solo was written for use in a sacrament meeting on Easter of 2010. The song was subsequently revised and performed for “Reflections on Christ,” a Good Friday cultural event sponsored by the Loveland, Colorado Stake in 2011. Click for more info and file downloads »
Now available in an SAB edition, this 2010 cantata includes four brand-new choral pieces, two choral arrangements of familiar Christmas hymns, and narrated piano solos that shine new light on some old tunes.
O Night is a song about the birth of Christ. This SATB piece begins with a medium-voice solo, then breaks into a quasi-canon in the choral voices. The song finishes as it begins, with a solo voice imploring the audience to receive Christ the Lord. The minimalistic accompaniment provides a starry backdrop for a song that expresses joy at the coming of the Savior. It was written as a part of the 2010 Christmas cantata Come and Behold Him. This standalone version contains different measure numbering from the original cantata score.
Listen to this beautiful version from the NCCS Concert Choir:
Completed in March, 2007, this solo arrangement features beautiful piano harmonies underscoring the well-known Silesian hymn melody. Nathan Howe arranged this work for use at a conference of missionaries in Denver, Colorado.