Christnacht (SATB)

Choir SATB a cappella

Music: Michael Aschauer
Lyrics: Ferdinand von Saar (1833 - 1906)
Order no.: C6661
€ 2.35 (incl. VAT, excl. postage & packaging)
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Minimum order quantity 20 copies
Quantity discounts:
from 30 copies -15% = € 2.00
from 40 copies -20% = € 1.88
from 50 copies -25% = € 1.76

Practice Mp3

The “holy night” descends upon the earth “on wings woven from the stars”. Although much has been “scattered” there, Christmas Eve preserves its “shining splendour;” although, in the words of Ferdinand von Saar, “the Saviour has been lost unto the world,” he is “always born anew.” Michael Aschauer’s setting reflects every nuance of this highly atmospheric and many-facetted poem Christnacht (Christmas Night). Thus, in keeping with the lyrics, the wave-like flow of the melodic theme is heard initially with gentle restraint, immediately thereafter bathed in radiant light and at the beginning of the second stanza in a melancholy minor key. However, in line with the underlying positive and comforting mood, such occasional sombre moments always immediately brighten up again. A lyrically and musically deeply felt Christmas carol for mixed choir which – homophonic throughout, set within pleasing registers and therefore easy to perform – will enrich Christmas choral concerts and celebrations alike!

Lyrics in German only, English translation of lyrics and English preface included.

Sheet music downloads (e-prints)

By making it possible to download sheet music in the form of e-prints, Helbling for the first time offers you the economical option of purchasing individual titles from its choral books and choral series in quantities to match the number of singers in the choir (minimum order quantity 20 copies) as well as separate instrumental parts. The user rights that you acquire when purchasing music as downloads (printable pdf files) are stated on the sheets.

Christnacht (SATB) (e-print) € 2.10
Quantity discounts: from 30 copies -15% = € 1.79
from 40 copies -20% = € 1.68
from 50 copies -25% = € 1.58

Audio downloads (complete recordings)

With audio downloads, Helbling for the first time offers you the option buying full-length individual choral recordings in mp3 format. Our catalogue of audio downloads for purchase, which we are gradually expanding, is an extension of our online list of short audio clips (free clips of about 40 seconds in length), which have proved so popular with both choir directors and singers alike. In addition, the audio CDs accompanying the choral books will continue to be available as a popular audio library for both choir directors and singers.

Christnacht (SATB) (Gesamtaufnahme-MP3) € 1.99

Practice mp3s for private rehearsal of the choral parts

With their instrumental practice mp3s for download for every choral part, Helbling offers an ideal aid for rehearsal at home. When practising, every singer will hear their own choral part highlighted on the piano, but integrated into the choral arrangement playing in the background. This enables singers to practise their parts while at the same time listening, and also reading from the choral score, allowing them to give depth to their singing experience and to achieve a high personal level of music reading skill.

Christnacht (SATB) (Übe-MP3-Paket) € 4.99


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