131. In the Heavens Shone a Star

Text Information
First Line: In the heavens shone a star
Title: In the Heavens Shone a Star
Author: Jonathan Malicsi (20th cent.)
Author: Ellsworth Chandlee (20th cent.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Jesus Christ: Birth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus Christ is born today, Christmas Day!
Copyright: © 1990, 2000 Christian Conference of Asia (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)
Tune Information
Arranger: Joel Navarro (2010)
Meter: with refrain
Key: E Major
Source: Kalinga melody
Copyright: © 2010 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Text Information:

The collaboration of a Philippine linguist and an American missionary, this text includes the usual harmonized Christmas and Epiphany elements, but they gain a distinctive flavor from the musical setting using the five-note scale of the Kalinga people who live in northern Luzon.

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