Silent Night for Cello Quartet

Premiered on Christmas Eve in 1818 for solo voice and guitar – the church’s organ was broken – Silent Night was an instant hit and rapidly spread from Salzburg throughout Europe. Two centuries later and on a completely different continent, four From the Top cellists pay homage to the classic piece with this new, gorgeous arrangement by David Burndrett.

Silent Night
By Franz Xaver Gruber
Arr. David Burndrett

Produced by From the Top and WGBH

Recorded in Fraser Studio at WGBH, Boston

Additional editing by Noah Craigwell

Special thanks to Anthony Rudel, Terry Quinn, and Antonio Oliart