Star in the East (Deodatus Dutton)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-04-06). Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 44 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). As first published in The Christian Lyre, in 1831, presumably arranged by Deodatus Dutton. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-13). Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 41 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Transcribed from John H. Hickok's Sacred Harp, 1832, p. 140, for two parts: Tenor-Bass. Note heads in four-shape format, as originally published in 1832. All four stanzas added. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
Description: First appears in Joshua Leavitt's The Christian Lyre in 1831 presumably arranged by Deodatus Dutton. Arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony, 1835, p. 16, for three voices, notes in four-shape format. The tune is a folk hymn from the late eighteenth century (Jackson 1953a, No. 182). Revised by William Hauser in four parts in 1848, and William Walker for four parts in seven-shape format in 1867. Words of the first stanza are by an anonymous author; second through fourth stanzas and chorus by Reginald Heber, 1811.