Silent Nights by Nigel Hess

Silent Nights is the stunning new album from Classic FM, a wonderful collection of well-known Christmas music, beautifully arranged by renowned contemporary composer Nigel Hess for piano and strings.

Last year Classic FM conducted a listener poll to find out the nation’s favourite traditional Christmas songs, and the results form the basis of tracks chosen for Silent Nights, including the tranquil ‘Away In A Manger’ and ‘Silent Night’, and more celebratory pieces ‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’.    

Silent Nights is peaceful, tranquil, and reflective music – and since Christmas can be a frantic time, these are sentiments that many people look for during the festive season. Christmas has the power to bring families together, and for many people it represents the only opportunity of the year to spend time with family in the warmth of home. We at Classic FM believe that Silent Nights is the perfect musical accompaniment for this celebration. 

In a rare opportunity to hear the composer play, Nigel plays the piano himself and is accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s string section.

Silent Nights is out now, and available to buy in HMV stores or online from Amazon here.


Listen to excerpts of Silent Nights below:

1 Ding Dong! Merrily On High                   

2 O Come All Ye Faithful                             

3 Hark The Herald Angels Sing                  

4 Silent Night                                                

5 O Holy Night                                              

6 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel                

7 See Amid The Winter's Snow                 

8 In The Bleak Midwinter                             

9 O Little Town Of Bethlehem                     

10 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear        

11 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

12 Away In A Manger                                  

13 Angels, From The Realms Of Glory      

14 Infant Holy, Infant Lowly                          

15 Once In Royal David’s City        

Order Silent Nights from Amazon here.