Silent Night

Date: 1991

Instrumentation: SATB choir

Text: Joseph Mohr

Commission: Toledo Masterworks Chorale

Dedication: For the Masterworks Chorale

Premiere: Masterworks Chorale. Donna Tozer Wipfli, director. Blessed Sacrament Church. Toledo, OH. 12/9/91

Duration: 7′

Publication: contact composer

Review: “the standout was Shrude’s version of ‘Silent Night,’ a moving piece that was little more than an elongated tone cluster, shimmering and shifting from one gorgeous cloud of sound to another…. a style that expresses emotion vividly through the simplest constructions and manipulations of notes and time, and this is yet another gem from her pen.” Willa J. Conrad. The Toledo Blade. 12/9/91