Following a poll conducted by Classic FM to find the nation’s favourite traditional Christmas music, the station has specially commissioned Silent Nights
, a wonderful collection of well-known Christmas music, beautifully arranged for piano and strings by renowned contemporary composer Nigel Hess. Brand new for 2010, this stunning album includes tranquil favourites "Away In A Manger" and "Silent Night", and more celebratory pieces "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come All Ye Faithful". Nigel plays the piano himself, in a rare opportunity to hear the composer play, and is accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s string section. Since Christmas can be a frantic time, the album is the perfect antidote to the busy December period. Silent Nights
is peaceful, tranquil and reflective music, with timeless melodies that evoke memories of childhood, family, and the warmth of home.