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Posted:  03 Dec 2011 19:40
Kate:

I would love a copy as well.  I remembered the words.  Always sing that in my car when Silent Night comes on! 

bowers_2_1999@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Merry Christmas to All!
Posted:  04 Dec 2011 00:56
Thanks everyone!!!  I too sang this in 5th or 6th grade and remembered all but two lines.  We didn't sing the second verse but I'll learn it. for next year!!  Curious that no one knows the author has the written music?  I would be interested if someone has the score for the parts:  send to: rosememorybeads@aol.com
Posted:  04 Dec 2011 21:05
This is so amazing to hear that so many others have been searching for this descant song ! I too sang it in elementary /junior high - can't remember which year. It was in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in the late sixties or early seventies. I had the same (absolutely amazing music teacher - Mr. Lee Brodeur - from grades 4 to 9. He was the most amazing musical influence of my life - I learned so much from him and thanks to him, I am now teaching a option of choral music to junior high kids which is so much fun !

Kate, I have been searching for this for years too, could you email me what you have please ? Thanks so much !

email :       lroy-maxwell@shaw.ca


Lise Roy-Maxwell
Posted:  10 Dec 2011 16:36
Kate, could you email it to me as well.  I am in a choir at work and one of my co-workers wanted me to learn the part.  I have sung in choirs for many years and never heard this part and would love to learn it.

My email is          ccable4@gmail.com

Thanks So Much!
Posted:  10 Dec 2011 19:42
I'd love a copy as well...
lbenander@gmail.com
Posted:  13 Dec 2011 05:20
I am so glad I found this forum. I have been looking for the lyrics of this descant myself. I sang this so many times, every Christmas, with our church youth choir in the 70's. I can memorize the first stanza/verse but I can't remember the second one where it mentions something like "Jesus Lord, Jesus Lord at thy birth, thy birth!" Kate please please could send me a copy of it, too! God bless you always! junrc1960@gmail.com Thanks so much in advance!
Posted:  15 Dec 2011 21:08
Kate,
I would like a copy as well.  I sang this in my dad's choir years ago.  He has been gone since 1981.  My daughter is a Coir director and I know would love to use it at Christmas.  pam@zinks.com
Posted:  17 Dec 2011 22:30
Ok, add me to the list for a copy, Kate.  Thank you for the special Christmas Gift to all of us from you.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!
bnofnv@gmail.com
Posted:  18 Dec 2011 03:16
THANK YOU , people, thank you.   I learned this in 5th grade - Christmas 1971...  I truly thought I was the only person left who remembered it (well, of anyone I would meet in my lifetime, that is).  Silent Night/'Neath the Silent Stars is most beautiful carol, IMHO.  Mrs Pippino's version:
'Neath the silent stars a town is sleeping;
Flocks are safe within the fold
secure from danger, want, or cold.
Silent, silent night.
Holy, holy night.
Sleep in peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace,
in peace.
Posted:  18 Dec 2011 03:43
I, too, learned this from my junior high choir director Mr. Richard Thompson in the mid-1970's, and I, too, thought I was the only one who recalled it! I wrote out a half-remembered, half made-up version for my church choir in the 90's, but a subsequent choir director purged it from the files because it was photocopied. We really need an official published version, if anyone can find one! In the meantime, add me to the list of folks who would like a copy: vmoore156 at gmail dot com. Thank you all so much for the words as well!
Posted:  18 Dec 2011 23:04
Neath the silent stars the town is sleeping
Shephereds on the hill their watching, keeping
Their flocks are safe within the fold
Secure from danger warm or cold
Silent,silent night
Holy,holy night
Sleep in peace,sleep in heavenly peace
In Peace....
Posted:  21 Dec 2011 08:44
I would love a copy too please.  I also learnt this in primary school - but I live in New Zealand!  So it travelled around the world.

Merry Christmas to all.
Suzanne
Posted:  21 Dec 2011 08:45
I would love a copy too please.  I also learnt this in primary school - but I live in New Zealand!  So it traveled around the world.

Merry Christmas to all.
Suzanne

PS the email address is cameronx4@slingshot.co.nz - might help!!
Posted:  04 Jan 2012 17:02
Same story - sang it in elementary school in the 60's. Been looking for it for years. Kate would you also send it to me? lori@restorationcc.us Thanks!
Posted:  21 Jan 2012 22:38
Kate, if you're still watching, could you email it to me also? 
sstigleman@bellsouth.net

I'm looking for it for my mother's memorial service.  She was a church organist for many years, and she died just before Christmas.

Thanks!
Posted:  23 Jul 2012 17:17
from the 15 of Nov. 2011 note....Kate I too would like a copy of the descant to Silent Night. You can email it to: cbn777@yahoo.com
Posted:  24 Jul 2012 08:28   Last Edited By: steveliu
These three scores at SheetMusicPlus have descant parts, but tough to say whether it's the same descant as listed above. I'd give them a call to ask.

SheetMusicPlus 1
SheetMusicPlus 2
Posted:  02 Aug 2012 05:57
It was written by Anita Smisek and can be found at ALLIANCE PUBLICATIONS, INC.   Part  #: AP-1496, for $1.35. To purchase, email Anita at: apimusic@yousq.net.

I sang the descant in 8th grade and plan on doing it for as part of our school's Chistmas Concert. In fact, I am going to sing the descant with the entire school singing "Silent Night". I've never sung at the school's concert before, but we thought it would be fun to do it this way.
Posted:  26 Nov 2012 02:13
I also sang this  during my third grade,
Neath the silent stars the town is sleeping
shepherds on the hills are watching keeping
Their flocks are safe within the folds
secured from dander wet and cold
silent, silent night
holy, holy night
sleep in peace
sleep in heavenly,
sleep in peace
Posted:  30 Nov 2012 23:58
I learned the descant in 4th grade, in the early sixties.  I have been singing for years at the Christmas Eve service at the Allwood Community Church in Clifton, NJ, where it is now a tradition.  Words, similar to those previously given:

Beneath the silent stars a town is sleeping
Flocks are safely in the fold
Secure from danger, want or cold
Silent, silent night
Holy, holy night
Sleep in peace
Sleep in heavenly peace
In peace
Posted:  04 Dec 2012 04:43
Kate ,

I would be very pleased if you could email me a copy of the notated version .
My email address is ;    terrywilliams635@yahoo.ca

TKS. Terry
Posted:  05 Dec 2012 21:35
Kate,
I would also appreciate an emailed copy at ksmck1@att.net.  I've been trying to remember the tune and words to teach a singing group I'm in.  Thank you so much!   Karen
Posted:  06 Dec 2012 06:54
Kate,  I, too have had part of this descant running through my head for years.  I   sang it in junior high  school.   Please may I have a copy of it  too, if you don't' mind?  Send it to pamperedljm@juno.com  Thank you!
Posted:  12 Dec 2012 04:21
O'er the moonlit plains are angels winging
From a realm afar glad tidings bringing
See their robes of glistening white and gold
Reflecting a celestial light.
Silent, silent night.  Holy, holy night
Sleep in peace, sleep in heavenly peace
In peace.
Posted:  12 Dec 2012 04:22
O'er the moonlit plains are angels winging
From a realm afar glad tidings bringing
See their robes of glistening white and gold
Reflecting a celestial light.
Silent, silent night.  Holy, holy night
Sleep in peace, sleep in heavenly peace
In peace.
Posted:  19 Dec 2012 01:22
This is our favourite Christmas carol in Burma - it's called "O NIGHT OF HOLY MEMORY". The ladies will lead first and the gents will compliment with the words in brackets.

'Neath the silent stars a town is sleeping
                                                          (Silent Night)
Shepherds on the hills their watch a-keeping
                                                                  (Holy Night)
Their flocks are safe within the fold
                                                        (All is calm)
Secure from danger want or cold
                                                   (All is bright)
Silent                        Silent Night
(Round yon virgin, mother and child)
Holy                   Holy Night
(Holy infant so tender and mild)
Sleep in peace
(Sleep in heavenly peace)
Sleep in heavenly peace, in peace
(Sleep in heavenly peace).

O'er the moonlit plains angels are singing
                                                               (Silent Night)
From the realm afar glad tidings bringing
                                                              (Holy Night)
We see their robes of glistening white
                                                           (Son of God)
Reflecting a celestial light
                                       (Love's pure light)
Silent                              Silent Night
(Radiant beams from thy holy face)
Holy                        Holy Night
(With the dawn of redeeming grace)
Sleep in peace
(Jesus Lord at thy birth)
Sleep in heavenly peace, in peace
(Jesus Lord at thy birth).

Try it out and let me know how you go.

Please pray for Burma and her citizens. Love, peace, stay safe and God bless

Kyaw Soe
Perth - W.A.
jht1948@gmail.com
Posted:  19 Dec 2012 15:19
kate...could I please have a copy as well.  My story is the same as so many above.  i wrote it out on manuscript and threw it away by mistake. thank you. this is amazing.  I sang it in lowell, ma in the early '60's.  Mrs. Kearns taught it to me for memory.
heidirocha54@gmail.com
Posted:  22 Dec 2012 07:42
The version I remember is:

Beneath the silent skies the town is sleeping.
The sheep are safe within the fold.
They're safe from danger fear and cold.
Si-lent, silent night.
Ho-ly, holy night.
sleep in peace.
Silent, Holy night.......Sleep in peace.
Posted:  01 Mar 2013 02:45
I sang this in elementary school - New Brunswick, NJ gosh musta been around '62 or '63.  It's making me teary to learn that other folks remember this song!  I've been wanting to hear someone sing it like we did - half the chorus sang Neath the Silent Stars & the other half sang Silent Night.  Just beautiful harmony!!!

Neath the silent stars a town is sleeping.
Flocks are safe within the fold.
Secure from danger want or cold.
Silent, Silent night
Holy, Holy night.
Sleep in peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.
In peace
Posted:  01 Mar 2013 03:32   Last Edited By: steveliu
I just read that this is called: 

O Night of Holy Memory
Words by George O. Webster
Arrangement by Ira B. Wilson

Beautiful version by George Smith, a Gospel Christmas on itunes, if you want to hear it.
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