Brightest and best (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2004-05-20)  CPDL #07036:  Network.png PDF and MIDI files
Editor: Edward L. Stauff (submitted 2004-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: based on tune 'Morning Star'

General Information

Title: Brightest and Best
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Lyricist: Reginald Heber

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1811 Heber originally wrote this hymn for the Feast of the Epiphany. It was first published in the Christian Observer in 1811, but did not appear in hymnals until after Heber’s death

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Brightest and best.