O Holy Night, all choral, NO soloist?
December 27, 2011 2:03 PM Subscribe
Are there any versions of "O Holy Night" in the choral style of Palestrina/Victoria, without soloist?
posted by vnvlain to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I hope I've checked MeFi thoroughly before asking this question, because this is a very popular song. I am looking for a rendition of this holiday tune, done in a very haunting, yet not overly dramatic style. I almost see this song bordering on funereal, yet I haven't been able to find a version that really speaks to me.
Specifically I'm looking for an a cappella choral version of this song, NO soloist, e.g. groups like Chanticleer, Cambridge Singers or the King's Singers would do. I've listened to several versions that was posted on MeFi and none of them fit the critera. I used Palestrina and Victoria as examples of polyphonic composers the song could be styled after. I often find that the popular versions of the song are very "diva-fied" and frankly detracts the meaning of this rather pensive tune.