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Published in 21 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Tune Information

Incipit: 12345 U1D56 54355 22342
Key: D Major
Source: Danish Traditional, 1830
Copyright: Public Domain


DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA is an anonymous Danish tune said to be the work of an old man unversed in music composition (around 1840). The tune was first published in Andreas Berggren's Melodier til den af Roeskildes Praesteconvent udgivne Psalmebog (1853). A charming tune, DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA is built with several repetitions and sequences. It has a fine "rising star" figure in the first phrase and provides its own ritardando in the rhythm of the final phrase. Sing in harmony or in unison. To lighten the texture of this dance-like tune (especially on st. 3), play in three voices (omitting the tenor) on a light, bright organ registration. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


The Cyber Hymnal #626
Text: Bright and Glorious Is the Sky
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #11652
Text: Hark,The Heav'nly Voices Sing
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #360
Text: Bright and Glorious Is the Sky
  • Full Score (XML)
Small Church Music #6526
Text: Tsara re, ny lanitra (The heaven is beautiful)
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #54
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1217
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #120
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #301
Hymnal: A Worship Book #219
Moravian Book of Worship #319
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #814
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #360Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Small Church Music #6526Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #626ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11652TextScoreAudio
Worship Supplement 2000 #717
Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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