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How Brightly Shines the Morning Star

for SATB choir, handbells and piano

Year:  2017 Instrumentation:  handbells: three players

Year:  2017
Instrumentation  handbells: three players

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton


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Philipp Nicolai (156-1608) was a German Lutheran pastor, poet and composer, and was responsible for many hymns which are still widely used. Along with Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Wake), this is one of his best-known hymn texts. The English version is used here, the one most widely used is an amalgam of two translations, and includes only three verses. The original German text has seven!

Dedication note

Dedicated to the Pakuranga Choral Society

Text note

English translation of text by Phillipp Nicolai