Thursday, November 01, 2007

How beautifully shines the morning star


Composer Hugo Distler died by his own hand on 1st November 1942, aged just 34. Read his tragic story here.

How beautifully shines the morning star (Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern) is Hugo Distler's best known chorale setting. Image of zodiacal light and morning star from Capella Observatory. Which would be appropriate except for the single 'p' spelling. Report broken links, missing images and other errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

1 comment:

David in KC said...

Did Distler do a chorale setting of "Lo How a Rose"? I seem to recall singing it over 40 years ago in my college choir.