Lyrics for Stille Nacht

Oct 31, 2014 | Sabine Wiedemann News Lyrics for Stille Nacht

​The Christmas carols on this CD form a dramaturgical cycle, beginning with the mysterious night into which falls the light of God; there follow narrative and devotional songs as well as hymns of praise leading to the birth of Christ, then back into the night that also symbolically bears within itself the breaking of the new day. They form an arc extending from the music of the Renaissance and Baroque to romantic choral works, settings of lieder and compositions of the 20th century. Uwe Gronostay, who would have turned 75 on 25 October 2014, recorded these songs for the RIAS Berlin during the 14 years of his period as artistic director of the RIAS Chamber Choir.