Composed for Rodney Schrank, founder of MorningStar Music Publishers. Concertato includes harmonizations based on period settings of the chorale, Wie schön leuchtet, by Michael Praetorius and Johann Hermann Schein in addition to the innovative settings of Michael Burkhardt. Different treatment for each stanza. ll forces join together for the final stanza celebrating the never-ending presence and guidance of the Morning Star.
Handbells (3 octaves-17 bells) play from Choral Score.
Reproducible pages for Congregation found in the Full Score. Organist plays from the Full Score.
Voicing: SAB, Congregation
Instruments: Organ, Brass Quartet, opt. Handbells