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Morning has broken – Bunessan

First line:
Morning has broken
old Gaelic melody
author of text

Morning has broken (unexpectedly given a boost to its fortunes by becoming a pop hit in the 1960s) dates back to 1931. While compiling Songs of Praise Percy Dearmer—clergyman, writer, and Vaughan Williams’s co-editor of The English Hymnal and Songs of Praise—asked Eleanor Farjeon, a children’s author, to write a text to fit the old Gaelic melody Bunessan, which came from an 1888 collection called Songs and Hymns of the Gael. The result remains one of the best-loved of children’s hymns.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2000


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CDP12104Archive Service
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Studio Master: SIGCD079Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 3 on CDP12104 [1'40] Archive Service
Track 15 on COLCD126 [1'41] Download only
Track 12 on SIGCD079 [1'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD126 track 15

Recording date
11 February 2000
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Geoff Miles
Recording engineer
Geoff Miles & Graham Kennedy
Hyperion usage
  1. Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time (COLCD126)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: August 2000
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