Friday, March 24, 2006

Morning has Broken

photo: Black Distraction of a cat's desire (C) Rich L. Frederick
The melody behind the hymn "Morning has broken" is an old Gaelic melody. This melody has been set with different text over the years.. but one of the most famous is 'Morning', which most people associate with the Cat Stevens recording.
I grew up in the Presbyterian Church, so this hymn was part of the normal repertoir of pieces that we would chorally sing, accompanied by the organist (who by the way, was my first piano teacher).
As we approach Easter, I thought it would be appropriate to share my own version of this classic. The lyrics are simple and sweet, and I believe are reflective of the new beginning that Easter brings.
Click to open music in a mini-window Morning has Broken.Mp3 (c) 2006 William Cushman (4:45 / 4.4Mb) To directly download to your computer click this icon:
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For a copy of the sheet music of this arrangement - Click HERE for a pdf copy ..Please note that this arrangement is Copyright protected and cannot be published without permission.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Shannon Montez's photography website. Your music is AMAZING! You are extremely talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with others.

Janantha said...

Every piece i've heard so far is magical.. Its like the things you write clearly reflects in your music. I'm from Sri Lanka and I would love to use one or many of your tracks for a photo montage i'm going to create.. Great work boss.. keep it up

Carolyn said...

You are so talented! Wow! So glad I found your blog today.

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