21793, SAB, $1.65
Date released: 2003
Perhaps one of the most-loved Christmas carols of all time, “Silent Night” receives royal treatment in this Hayes arrangement: the result is utter peace. Creative chord substitutions in the harmonic structure enhance the familiar melody, and the piano accompaniment gives a fresh sound to the well-known carol. If you choose to use it, the instrumentation will lend richness to the overall performance. Though there is divisi throughout, the part-writing is quite accessible to most choirs, making this an excellent choice for any Christmas service or special program.