Morning Star, O Cheering Sight

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Description

Grade K-2 Children's Choir (or Easy Access anthem for Grade 3-6 choir) for unison treble voices and organ.

  • Text Source: Johann Scheffl er (1624-1677), trans. Bennett Harvey, Jr. (1829-1894), adapted by the composer.
  • Hymn Tunes: EMMA (Mc,Clure), HAGAN (E.F. Hagan) (Moravian)
  • Vocal Range: g-d’ Key: G major
  • Meter: 4/4 Accompanying Instrument: Organ (or piano)

Teaching Overview: Morning Star, O Cheering Sight is quickly learned by a young choir. The choir sings the text to EMMA; HAGAN is used as the introduction and interlude material. Suggested preparatory warmups include m. 5-6 and m.11-12, sung on syllable “lo,O”. Point out to the choristers which single phrase (of the four similar phrases within each stanza) ends on the tonic pitch. 

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