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When They Saw the Star Anthem for the Epiphany

David Lewiston Sharpe


Scoring SATB (divisi) A Cappella

Duration: 7 mins approx.


When They Saw The Star Anthem for the Epiphany David Lewiston Sharpe

Lentorello e espressivo

  pp legatiss.   Soprano      

When they saw pp legatiss.

   

Alto



  the

  





saw

the

star,

When they

the

star,

7    

mf

they mf

poco cresc.

re

-



 



re

-



 

re - joiced, poco cresc.

joiced,

joiced,

    

 

saw

the

star

f

with ex - ceed - ing

più marcato

ing,

joy,

great

    

great

Copyright © 1998, 2009 by David Lewiston Sharpe.

ceed - ing

  

 

ex -

with

-



      

joy,



with ex - ceed

mf



  

re - joiced

joiced,



joiced

re - joiced

f



  

    

  

  

with ex

    

re - joiced,

with ex - ceed - ing great mf

 mf    

re - joiced f

re f

joy,



with ex - ceed più marcato

  

-

with ex - ceed mf più marcato

-

with ex - ceed

-

  

   



   

                 joy,

star

re - joiced, poco cresc.

re -



the

mp

re - joiced,

re - joiced,

star

re - joiced, poco cresc.

   





the

re - joiced,

    

star

saw

     

 



ceed - ing great

  

saw mp

   

they

11





    

the

mp

star,

saw



mf     

  



joiced,



    they

saw

-

re

they mf



 



 

the



star,



When they saw pp legatiss.

   Tenor    When they pp  legatiss.     Bass  



   

mp

ing



ing



ing


2

14         

joy ex - ceed - ing great joy, legato

   

joy, legato

great

ex - ceed - ing great mf

joy,

great

joy

 

legato

joy,

ex - ceed - ing great





great

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 

joy,

  

joy, great

great

joy,

-

ex

joy,

ceed - ing

  

great



joy,

great

  

mf

 

    

                

    joy,  

mf



    

 

  

with ex - ceed - ing great

 

mf

        

with ex - ceed - ing great

joy,

                joy with ex - ceed - ing great joy,             with ex - ceed - ing great

joy,

          più dim.

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joy,

 

when

joy,

   joy,

più dim.

 

più dim.

joy,

p

   saw



 

when

they

saw

 p

when



joy,

they

p

 p

when

   they

saw

   they

saw

 

mp

the mp

  

the

    legatiss.



legatiss.

 



legatiss.

the

star.

mp

 

the

star.

 

         joy,

great

great

pp

  

 

 

pp

star.

  

great

great

star.

mp

  

joy,

       

  

  

pp

      pp

  



mf   And

mf    And


28

  

Quasi recitativo





     

Meno mosso

f

they

 



 they f

when they were come in - to the

 

     

 

Ma - ry His Mo - ther mp

Ma - ry His Mo - ther

with

 with

       

they

mp     

      

saw the young child

f  

house,

     

with

saw the young child

legato             when they were come in - to the house, they

          



saw the young child

f

legato

 

3



saw the young child

mp      Ma - ry His Mo - ther

mp         Ma - ry His Mo - ther

with

Più mosso

  

    

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and mf

  

 

and

   

     

   



  

   

   

mf

  

 

 

   



fell

down,

fell

down,

mf

and fell down, mf

   

and

Ma - ry His Mo - ther,

36

  



Him,

 

     and

fell

cresc.



wor cresc.







Him,

  wor - shipp'd

wor cresc.



-

-

  

Him, and

and



wor



-

-

-

 

-

 -

shipp'd



-

shipp'd



 

-

shipp'd

 -



 shipp'd

  





wor - shipp'd Him

and fell down,

-



wor - shipp'd

and

  

   



wor cresc.

down

down,



and

     wor - shipp'd

and fell

and

 

mf

fell

down,



 mf 





 mf 

f

f

 Him: f

Him:

 Him: f



Him:

and



and


4

              40

o - pened their

when they had

 

and mf

sen - ted

un - to

      un

-

un - to

to,

         un - to, un - to 

 

     pre

49

  

 Him

gifts:

Him

un

  -

frank - in - cense,

  cense,

cense,

pened

their

to

Him:



gold

and

and

  

   

   

frank - in - cense

mf espress.

gold and mf espress.

     

gold

and frank

myrrh,

frank - in - cense,

frank -

  

in -cense,

   

-

 in



in -

   sfzmp    

frank - in - cense

   

sfzmp

 

    

-

frank

   

gold,

3

    

they

  



trea - sures

  

and

gold

  

  

they

gold,





 

f



   

 

they pre - sen - ted

  

gifts:

gold

     cense



Him

     

   



 

frank - in - cense,

and

-

they pre-



  



pened their trea - sures

gifts:



        

2



gold and mf espress.

 

sen - ted

when they had o

mf espress.

  

-

-

   

and

       



sures

when they had o



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   

-

 

sures

 

trea

 





o - pened their mf

  

-

trea

       when they had



 

    

gold, frank - in - cense sfzmp

gold,

frank - in - cense sfzmp

gold,

   

frank - in - cense sfzmp

   

frank - in - cense


rall.

-

-

-

-

- meno mosso

   

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      and

myrrh cresc.

And lo, f

the

myrrh

And lo,

the

           

  

and

     and myrrh

and



the

    

  

the

 

dim.

 



dim.



Lord,

the

Lord mf

     

Lord,

and

the

glo

  

-

    

the

glo

p

f 

the

glo

p

f

and

the



glo

-

    mf

  

-

-

-

      them



pp



pp



pp

 

them

 







 

 

-

-

-

-

      3

-

-

ry,

-

glo

3     

-

-

ry,

-

glo

-

-

ry

   

   

ry,

glo

ry,

 

  -

them

gel

them

  

-

came up - on

-

-

came up - on

mf

An -

pp

up - on

came

  

f

and

   mf

came up - on

the Lord

f  

mf



  

the

    and



Lord,



the

of







p

An - gel

the



of the poco cresc.

p

of

Lord,

     

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Lord

 

An - gel

meno f

the



of

the

  



myrrh

An - gel of poco cresc.

    

And lo,

        

    of

of

f

poco cresc.

  

An - gel

           

        

58

        

f

5

Subito a tempo

3

  -

-

-

-

glo

ry

3

-

 ry

 ry


6

f    

f   

66

shone, f

shone, f

 

   

  



  

shone, f

shone,

  shone,  

 

shone,

shone,

shone, f





shone,

round



a - bout

3

 were

3

(oh)

them.

 

 



And

the



p

fraid.

mf



  

p

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them,

were

them.





 

(oh)

a -

sore

An - gel said un - to

(oh)



 

mf



them.

and

 

they

  



     

shone,

    3      

a - bout

 

 





 

 



round mf

  

they

a - bout

round mf

70    

 

  



mf

shone,

shone,

f

f   

'Fear mf

 

'Fear mf



'Fear

(oh)

sore

 a

        not

for

for



fraid.

(oh)

     

be - hold

       not

-

p

I

bring

  

be - hold

I

bring

        not

for

  

be - hold

 

I

bring

good



    ti - dings

 

good

ti - dings,



  

good

ti - dings


Fear

mp cresc.

 

4

fear not

for be - hold I

 

     

      mf     Fear

bring

for be - hold I bring

fear not

ti - dings

            

not

        78 mf





82





good

ti

   joy,

great

      of

87   f 

great

for



un - to

For f

un - to

    For     f

For

of

     



 -



ti

dings

              meno f

meno f

        which shall be to

 



joy,

         which shall be to

       

joy, which shallbe to all peo- ple,

peo

in the

you

the

-



 

to

all

peo

Ci - ty of Da - vid

un - to

you

is born in

the

Ci - ty of Da - vid 3

Ci - ty of Da - vid

ple.

rit.

 

      

 

        

   

the

-

    

 

    

legato

is born in



     

più dim.

you

ple.

 

  3   

un - to

-

    

      

legato             

Ci - ty of Da - vid



    

a sa - viour which is

più dim.

is born in

ple.

     

più dim.

 3     

    

-





3        

you is born legato

    

all



all peo

meno f

meno f

great

good



 

be - hold I bring good ti - dings

mp cresc.



dings

not

   legato         

For f

   

 -

7

of great poco f

which shall be to all peo - ple.

      

of

dings

Fear

joy,

 

-

     

for be - hold I bring

     

ti

poco f

       

not

good mp cresc.

    



poco f

a sa - viour which is

a sa - viour which is

più dim.

a sa - viour which is


8

91 più f    

Christ più f

 

Christ più f

 

  

the

  

the

Lord.

Lord.

   Christ

 

the

Lord.

 

più f

Christ

the

 

Lord.

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