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JONATHAN DOVE

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THE STAR-SONG

Score

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SATB and organ

EIGENTUM DES VERLEGERS

ALLE RECHTE VORBEHALTEN

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

EDITION PETERS LONDON 路 FRANKFURT/M. 路 LEIPZIG 路 NEW YORK


THE STAR-SONG TELL us, thou clear and heavenly tongue, Where is the Babe but lately sprung ? Lies he the lily-banks among ?

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Or say, if this new Birth of ours, Sleeps, laid within some ark of flowers, Spangled with dew-light ; thou canst clear All doubts, and manifest the where.

3.

Declare to us, bright star, if we shall seek Him in the morning’s blushing cheek, Or search the beds of spices through, To find him out ?

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Star: No, this ye need not do ; But only come and see Him rest A Princely Babe in’s mother’s breast.

Come then, come then, and let us bring Unto our pretty Twelfth-tide King, Each one his several offering ;

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Chor: He’s seen, He’s seen ! why then around Let’s kiss the sweet and holy ground ; And all rejoice that we have found A King before conception crown’d.

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Chor: And when night comes, we’ll give Him wassailing ; And that His treble honours may be seen, We’ll choose Him King, and make His mother Queen. Robert Herrick

This score reflects the state of editorial work and correction as of June 2009

(1591–1674)


Commissioned in celebration of Philip Brunelle’s 40th year as Organist-Choirmaster at Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Dedicated to John Bjorklund, faithful Plymouth Choir member for those 40 years.

THE STAR-SONG                                        mp bright and twinkling

             

Organ

T. B.

Jonathan Dove

Dancing e = 280

5 mp legato  

Tell

  

us,

  

                  



thou clear and heav’n - ly

 

tongue,

 

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Robert Herrick

        



Where

is

 

the

  

10

T. B.

Babe

   14

ly

lo 

sprung?





Lies

he

 

the

       

        

  



 



 

        

        

A

                                    li



                

                                   

  

T. B.

-



pe

but late



ru

  

                 

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           

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                                                

  

-

ly banks

a

-

       

mong?

        

Edition Peters No. 71803 © Copyright 2008 by Hinrichsen Edition, Peters Edition Ltd, London

       

        


2

    18

T. B.



 

Or

say,

          if

this newBirth of







  

 

ours

Sleeps,

laid with

                                                   

                                                        

in some ark

 

 



flowers,





 

Span- gled with

dew

-



light;

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                                                  

lo

of



    

y

T. B.

24         



30

T. B.

thou

 

 

 

ru

   

sa

                                                            

canst

 

clear





 

All

doubts,

and

     

pe

                                                     

34

T. B.

  





  

   

                   

B

                                     ma



-

ni - fest

the

       

where.

        

      

        


     38

T.

B.

  

3

mf

De

-

mf

De

-

clare

 

to us, bright

clare

to us, bright

 

 

star,

if we

shall

star,

if we

 

 

 shall

seek









 Him

seek

Him

                                               mf

       

       

  

  

  

  

       

        

       

T.

B.

in





cheek,





lo

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the morn - ing’s blush - ing

sa

    in   

nl

y

  

the morn - ing’s blush - ing

cheek,

pe

     

  

mp   

       

47

T. B.

ru

                                    

Or

search the beds of spi - ces

       

 through

 

        

     

To find him



 

       

 



out?

                                                    mp

                                                       


4

  

53

S.

A.



C mp  

 

No,

mp



  





this

ye

need

 

ye

need

 

 







not

do;

                                                    No,

S.

No,

A.

   







this

ye

need

 

 

not



do;

y

  

    



 





do; But on - ly

come

and

see

Him

   



nl

59

not

                    

sa

 

    

           

lo

                       

this



                                                     this

ye

need

not

do; But on - ly

come

and

see

Him

ru

No,

pe

                                                          

    65

S.

 

rest

A.

   

   



  

A Prince - ly





 

 

Babe

in’s

mo



 

 - ther’s



 





breast.

                                               rest

A Prince - ly

Babe

in’s

mo

                             

- ther’s

breast.

                


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      

B.

    

He’s f

seen,

He’s f

seen,

 

He’s f



 



seen,

He’s

kiss

  

kiss

 

kiss

 

   



seen!





Seen,

He’s

a - round Let’s

why

then

a - round Let’s

why

then

 

seen!



    

then





 



why





seen!

  



 

         

      

a - round Let’s

the sweet and

  



the sweet and

     

the sweet and

            



sa

  

            

            

  

  

ho - ly ground; And

ho - ly ground; And



  

ho - ly ground; And

  

            





  

all

re



              







  

-

joice

that

we

have

all





  

re

-

joice

that

we

have

all

re

 

-

joice

that

we

have

  



 





 









 



ho - ly ground; And all that we   re  -  joice   have                                              kiss



ru

76

B.

He’s

seen!

pe

   

 





f

f

T.

He’s

  



seen, He’s seen! Seen, He’s seen! why then a - round Let’s                                                                 



A.





 



He’s

         

S.



y

T.

  



nl

A.

D

lo

S.

f

5

the sweet and

             

                  

    

   

  

       

   

 



       

   

  

  


found

   

A

King



     found  

 

found

  

be - fore

A

   

King

be - fore

   

- cep

con - cep

                 

tion

-

tion

-









crown’d.

crown’d.

tion

 



  

-

crown’d.



tion

               

mp





  

  





  

crown’d.

  

   



Come



   

 



   

   

then, come then, and let

 

      





  

us

   

 





 





bring

  

 

                                                     Come

then, come then, and let

    





 

  

Un

91

 

con - cep

 

mp

mp

T. B.



    be - fore con     

           

S. A.

-



                                              

E 86    



con - cep



bring

Un



                   -



to

   



   



our pret - ty Twelfth - tide



to

our

                

 King,



-

 



   

   



                                               pret - ty Twelfth - tide

us

pe

T. B.

King

 

found

        S. A.

A

be - fore

y

B.

King

 

nl

T.

A

  

lo

A.



sa

S.

  

81    

ru

6

  

King,

                 

Each

one

his sev’ - ral of - fer -

                 

       


7

    96

Each

one

  



Each

his sev’ - ral of - fer -

ing

  

 



his sev’ - ral of - fer -





  

     And   And

B.





  

 

  

 

one

his sev’ - ral of - fer -

And

 



f

when night comes, f

 



 

   

we’ll

give

Him

was - sail - ing;



  

give

Him

was - sail - ing;



we’ll

when night comes,

we’ll

give

we’ll

 

f



when night comes,

his sev’ - ral of - fer -

 

when night comes, f

 

one

                 

ru

And

T.

Each

Each

pe

F      101

A.



ing

 

                                            

           

S.



ing

- ing

ing

y

B.

    - ing  

                

nl

T.

one

 

lo

A.

  

sa

S.

 



 

  



Him

 

was - sail - ing;



give

Him

was - sail - ing;

  

      mf

 

And that His mf

tre - ble

     And that His

 

tre - ble

mf      And that His

 

tre - ble

And that His

tre - ble

mf     

 

                                                              

f

                                                

 



 

 

  

                  

  

mf

           

 

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