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Morning Has Broken (AB)

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS. Traditional Gaelic tune, suitable for all occasions, including the worship setting. This song was recorded by Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) around 1971. 

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Lovely flowing arrangement with introduction. The first verse has arpeggiated base and a couple of accidentals (F#). Second verse is taken up an octave and simplified to mostly full chords, some tenths. The F# accidentals make a repeat appearance. Then DC al Fine to the first verse again for a third round. Very nice arrangement.  

"The hymn originally appeared in the second edition of Songs of Praise (published in 1931), to the tune "Bunessan", composed in the Scottish Islands. In Songs of Praise Discussed, the editor, Percy Dearmer, explains that as there was need for a hymn to give thanks for each day, English poet and children's author Eleanor Farjeon had been "asked to make a poem to fit the lovely Scottish tune". A slight variation on the original hymn, also written by Eleanor Farjeon, can be found in the form of a poem contributed to the anthology Children's Bells, under Farjeon's new title, "A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring)", published by Oxford University Press in 1957. The song is noted in 9/4 time but with a 3/4 feel.

"Bunessan" had been found in L. McBean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael, published in 1900.[3] Before Farjeon's words, the tune was used as a Christmas carol, which began "Child in the manger, Infant of Mary", translated from the Scottish Gaelic lyrics written by Mary MacDonald. The English-language Roman Catholic hymnal also uses the tune for the James Quinn hymns "Christ Be Beside Me" and "This Day God Gives Me", both of which were adapted from the traditional Irish hymn St. Patrick's Breastplate. Another Christian hymn "Baptized In Water" borrows the tune." information from Wikipedia

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Morning Has Broken (AB)

Morning Has Broken (AB)

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS. Traditional Gaelic tune, suitable for all occasions, including the worship setting. This song was recorded by Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) around 1971. 

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