Morning Star (James C. Lowry)

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  • (Posted 2017-01-30)   CPDL #42882:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 78 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes converted to ovals. The other six stanzas of Nicolai's hymn freely paraphrased by B. C. Johnston, 2017. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-01-30)   CPDL #42862:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-01-30).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: In shape note format (4-shape), as originally published. The other six stanzas of Nicolai's hymn freely paraphrased by B. C. Johnston, 2017.

General Information

Title: Morning Star
First Line: How splendid shines the morning star
Composer: James C. Lowry
Lyricist: Philipp Nicolai

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 887. 887. 484. 8

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1820 in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, Edition 1

Description: Words by Philipp Nicolai, 1597, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, in seven stanzas. Stanza one of Nicolai's hymn has been paraphrased by an unknown author.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern.