O God of every shining constellation

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O God of every shining constellation

Post by Gwyn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:50 pm

The hymn "O God of every shining constellation" has had a few airings on Songs of Praise of late. The Tune "Lucy" is a cracker.
What do we know of it? I've not seen it in any hymnals.
Gwyn. :D

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Re: O God of every shining constellation

Post by alan29 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 am

Found this
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/o- ... ic/5160183

The tune is OK up to the rising chromatic - thats a wee bit too 1920's for me.

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Re: O God of every shining constellation

Post by Nick Baty » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:07 pm

It's somewhere between Geoffrey Beaumont and John Rutter. Paul's a fine musician and a very nice guy – he's served Songs of Praise well over the years. In this version there's a brief glimpse of him conducting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k5y7t

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Re: O God of every shining constellation

Post by alan29 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 am

Nick Baty wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:07 pm
It's somewhere between Geoffrey Beaumont and John Rutter. Paul's a fine musician and a very nice guy – he's served Songs of Praise well over the years. In this version there's a brief glimpse of him conducting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k5y7t
.... but I think some of his special harmonisations are a bit "Broadway."
Less is more, old chap.

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Re: O God of every shining constellation

Post by Gwyn » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:04 am

Thanks folks. Some lovely snippets there and some interesting observations.
Gwyn.

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