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Morning Star

From Wind Repertory Project
Scott Watson

Francis Hagen (arranged by Scott Watson)


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Jon Ross Music/PDF Band
Cost: Parts and Score: $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Clarinet in Bb
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet in Bb
Trombone
Baritone
Tuba
Bells
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

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Program Notes

The Moravian Church dates back to the early Protestant Reformation in Eastern Europe but was established in America during the early 18th century. Their rich Christmas traditions include Lovefeast with sugar cakes, a Vespers service lit with beeswax candles, and a trombone choir. In most congregations the hymn Morning Star, composed by Francis Hagen in 1836, is sung antiphonally with a child soloist and is a highlight of the service. The classical simplicity of Morning Star, as well as the antiphonal performance practice associated with it, are captured in this arrangement for young band.

Program Note by Scott Watson


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