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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
SIGCD627Download only 16 October 2020 Release
Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only
Praetorius: Christmas Music
CDH55446

Details

Track 23 on SIGCD627 [1'21] Download only 16 October 2020 Release
Track 9 on CDH55446 [2'36]
Track 4 on SIGCD502 [1'46] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55446 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-86-20009
Duration
2'36
Recording date
24 January 1986
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Praetorius: Christmas Music (CDA66200)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: January 1987
    Deletion date: December 2010
    Superseded by CDH55446
  2. Praetorius: Christmas Music (CDH55446)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 2011
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