Trad arr. Derry Bertenshaw: Silent Night (in the style of Rachmaninov)
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Playing tips from Derry Bertenshaw:
I have composed this arrangement of Silent Night in the style of Rachmaninov. I hope I have done the great composer justice. I have tried to imitate his rich textures, but without his large stretches. For smaller hands, any chords greater than an octave, which are not already arpeggiated, may be split. Bars 33-38 are the trickiest; make sure the carol melody is heard over the RH octaves.
The opening depicts a clear frosty night with the clock striking midnight heralding Christmas. Watch pianist Chenyin Li perform the gorgeous arrangement below.