Three Verses of “O Morning Star”
The three settings of “O Morning Star” begin with the night of the nativity with staccato triads in the high register suggesting the twinkling of stars. The second verse has the character of a pastorale or musette as if to suggest the shepherds serenading the Lord. The third variation, an extroverted toccata, looks forward to the glory to come. Consider using this set at Christmas and Epiphany.