O Night

SATB with medium-voice solo and piano


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:

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