Christmas season is one again upon us, so naturally, I wanted to try singing some vocal-only arrangements of Christmas songs. Time constraints whittled down my long list of candidate songs to just three, but Stille Nacht was always going to be first on that list.
This arrangement is pretty straightforward. One soprano part, tracked four times, provides the main melody line. One alto part, tracked four times, provides the harmonisation. One tenor part, improvised one and then tracked three more times and hummed without words, provides the bass line. A single vocal percussion track undergirds the rest of the music, and one improvised solo soprano voice provides the variation on the theme from the second verse onwards.
Enjoy, and merry Christmas!