Virtually nothing is know of the Austrian composer
Josef Vinzenz Peinl. This christmas work "Stille Nacht"
("Silent Night") survived as a choral work with
Silent night, holy night.
Everyone is sleeping, wake lonely
only the faithful and holy pair,
Lovely infant in curly hair!
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Although this work was originally written for Chorus
and Organ, I created this arrangement for Concert
(Pedal) Harp & Woodwind Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Bb
Clarinet & Bassoon).