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The words in seven stanzas [1] are based on Psalms 45a mystical wedding song. Jesus is identified with the morning staraccording to Revelationand with the bridegroom of the psalm.

Nicolai wrote the words in response to a pestilence in Terry has shown the tune to Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern - Various - Silent Night (A Christmas Concert) Nicolai's publication by at least 61 years. The chorale appeared as a hymn in German hymnals and in several translations in English hymnals, starting with How bright appears the Morning Star! The first verse in an anonymous English translation beginning "How splendid shines the morning star" appeared In-Ten-City - Various - A House Affair Vol.

2 the Southern Harmonyan shape-note tunebook compiled by William Walker, where it is set to a tune called Morning Star by composer J. This arrangement is repeated in the current An American Christmas Harpwith the addition of two more stanzas in a translation by William Mercer Christian Geist set the words for sopranotwo violinsviola da gamba and basso continuo. Christus is the title given by the composer's brother Paul to fragments of an unfinished oratorio by Felix Mendelssohnpublished posthumously as Op.

Hugo Distler treated the tune both instrumentally as well as vocally, with an a cappella arrangement for four voices. Mauricio Kagel quoted the stanza "Zwingt die Saiten in Cythara" in his oratorio Sankt-Bach-Passion telling Bach's life, composed for the tricentenary of Bach's birth in Bach wrote several organ preludes on the Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern - Various - Silent Night (A Christmas Concert) . Bach's student Johann Ludwig Krebs wrote a prelude for organ on the chorale tune.

Pachelbel's student Johann Heinrich Buttstett composed a chorale setting for organ as well. He also wrote in a chorale prelude, No. Howard Hanson used the choral tune Rachel - CharlElie* - Solo Girls the basis for his orchestral work "Dies Natalis" Rolf Schweitzer wrote in a meditative work for organ, Orgelmeditation 'Morgenstern'.

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy used this theme as cantus firmus in one of his early fugues for string quartet MWV R 12composed in when he was 12as a contrapuntal composition exercise when studying with Carl Friedrich Zelter. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern. Retrieved 27 July Retrieved 28 July Freiburger Anthologie Lied und Lyrik.

Retrieved 11 June Mendelssohn: a Life in Music pp. Ernst Pepping Gesellschaft. Schott Music. Lutheran hymns. Knut's Day Star singers. Categories Repetition - Hatred Raid - Demo German Christian hymns Lutheran hymns Hymn tunes works.

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