Morning Has Broken

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James D Ployhar

James D Ployhar

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Subtitle: Gaelic Melody

General Info

Year: 1977
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Original Medium: Folk hymn
Publisher: Schmitt
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Program Notes

Morning Has Broken is a popular and well-known Christian hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and is set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune known as Bunessan (it shares this tune with the 19th century Christmas Carol Child in the Manger). It is often sung in children's services.

English pop musician and folk singer Cat Stevens included a version on his 1971 album Teaser and the Firecat.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Keith Waibel, conductor) – 22 August 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Morning Has Broken, Wikipedia Accessed 18 August 2017
  • Ployhar, J. (1977). Morning Has Broken: Gaelic Melody [score]. Schmitt Music Centers: Minneapolis, Minn.