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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-12).   Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from William Walker's Christian Harmony, 1867. Notes changed to four-shape format. First stanza and chorus as in Southern Harmony, 1835; other stanzas from Evangelical Hymns, Lexington, Kentucky, 1829. MusicXML source file(s) in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Robert Bolyard (submitted 2014-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: transcribed from Southern Harmony (1854). MusicXML source file(s) in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: Music of "Star In The East," an English tune from 1820, from Silas H. Durand, and P. G. Lester, eds., Hymn and Tune Book For Use In Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches (Greenfield, Indiana: D. H. Goble, Fifth Edition, 1886), #59, p. 24. Melody is in the tenor.
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-06-29).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Star in the East
First Line: Hail the blest morn, see the great mediator
Arranger: William Walker
Lyricist: Reginald Heber

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: SacredCarol   Meter: 11 10. 11 10 with refrain (11 10.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Description: First published 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.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hail the blest morn, see the great Mediator and Brightest and best of the sons of the morning.