The Star of Love

SATB a cappella
Text:Richard Crashaw
Duration: 3 min
Publisher: G.I.A Music

An ode to the star of love this SATB, a cappella anthem extols the beauty of evening and the star that decorates the night sky. A moderate tempo and frequently shifting meters give an almost conversational quality to this lovely piece.

The Star of Love now shines above Cool zephyrs crisp the sea; Among the leaves the wind-harp weaves, Its serenade for thee! The star, the breeze, the wave, the trees, Their minstrelsy unite, But all seems drear till thou appear, To decorate the night! The light of noon streams from the moon Tho’ with a milder ray; O’er hill and grove like woman’s love, It cheers us on our way. Thus all that’s bright, the moon, the night, The heav’ns, the earth, the sea, Exert their pow’rs to bless the hours, We dedicate to thee!



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