Words by Don "Orfeo" Rechtman
Don "Orfeo" Rechtman
Tenor or Soprano Solo, Chorus, piano (chamber orchestra accompaniment available)
O Blessed Night by Don "Orfeo" Rechtman (1988)
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Vocal/Piano Score octavo PDF
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This is a live recording of a performance by the Decatur Civic Chorus, presented December 12, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur in Decatur, Georgia, Mary Anne Sharp, Director, Evelyn Arnn, Accompanist. (See http://www.decaturcivicchorus.org/ for more information.) Additional accompaniment included a small instrumental ensemble. The soprano soloist is Pattie Lewis; conducted by Don Rechtman. (Professionally recorded by Johnny Woodall, Cherokee Recording Services, 770-345-2776.).
This has been performed in many locations around the U.S., including North Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, and Georgia. One church used it for several years for the candle-lighting portion of their Christmas service.
The music is dedicated to Mary Lou Corcoran, one of the most amazing persons I ever had the gift of knowing. The accompaniment melody to the final "amens" moves between the notes A-C-C-A, the four musical letters present in her full name.