Morning Star (Alexander Gillet)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-27)   CPDL #49447:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-27).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Second staff is apparently Second Treble, though not marked in original. Whole piece moved down from G Major to F Major. Another pair of stanzas included, from Beddome's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-04-27)   CPDL #49446:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-04-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Second staff is apparently Second Treble, though not marked in original. Whole piece moved down from G Major to F Major. Another pair of stanzas included, from Beddome's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Morning Star
First Line: Ye worlds of light, that roll so near
Composer: Alexander Gillet
Lyricist: Benjamin Beddome

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSTB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1807 in The Hartford Collection, for four voices: two trebles, tenor, and bass

Description: Words by Benjamin Beddome, 1787, Bright and Morning Star, with five stanzas. Gillet used the first two stanzas of Beddome's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ye worlds of light, that roll so near.