Night of Silence (download)
An inventive and breath-taking re-imagining of Daniel Kantor’s famous Night of Silence.
performed by The Singers, directed by Matthew Culloton
Voicing: SATB double choir, baritone solo, a cappella
Composed by Daniel Kantor, arr. Jocelyn Hagen
This spectacular new arrangement of “Night of Silence” takes the audience on an incredible journey, re-focusing on the true meaning behind Kantor’s original setting: the darkness before the light. No longer a partner song with the congregation, “Silent Night” is woven into the texture in surprising and mystifying ways. This challenging work will certainly be a highlight on your holiday program.
- Cold are the people, Winter of life, We tremble in shadows this cold endless night, Frozen in the snow lie roses sleeping, Flowers that will echo the sunrise, Fire of hope is our only warmth, Weary, its flame will be dying soon.
- Voice in the distance, call in the night, On wind you enfold us you speak of the light, Gentle on the ear you whisper softly, Rumors of a dawn so embracing, Breathless love awaits darkened souls, Soon we will know of the morning.
- Spirit among us, Shine like the star, Your light that guides shepherds and kings from afar, Shimmer in the sky so empty, lonely, Rising in the warmth of your Son’s love, Star unknowing of night and day, Spirit we wait for your loving Son.
by Daniel Kantor
This piece was commissioned by Daniel Kantor himself and premiered by The Singers in 2014.