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.
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