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Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

composer
1618/9; Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica, Wolfenbüttel
author of text

 
Praetorius’s published collections demonstrate his commitment to providing settings of chorales and other traditional melodies in a broad spectrum of styles from grand and complex to simple four-part chordal harmonisations. The latter end of the spectrum is represented in the sixth volume of his Musæ Sioniæ series (1609), which includes Philipp Nicolai’s Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (known to English-speaking audiences as ‘How brightly shines the morning star’).

from notes by Owen Rees © 2020

Recordings

A Ceremony of Carols
Studio Master: SIGCD627Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only
Praetorius: Christmas Music
CDH55446

Details

Track 9 on CDH55446 [2'36]
Track 4 on SIGCD502 [1'46] Download only
Track 23 on SIGCD627 [1'21] Download only

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