The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89700   Message #1695511
Posted By: Cats
16-Mar-06 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Origins: Bright Morning Star
When we were researching Shaker music a friend and I found a copy of it in the Shaker Magazine, but I cannot remember the date for it. The words were similar to what has been recorded but had minor alterations. It referred to the hymn as an old shaker hymn dedicated to Mother Anne. In the shaker religion she was also called the bright morning star, but, there again, so was god. I love singing this song, it can be incredibly powerful. When we had the total eclipse here in Cornwall, I stood with many friends, a fair few catters, and hundreds of others to watch it from the top of Kit Hill. When the sun came back there was total silence, then an expectancy. Cllr leant over and quietly said, sing Bright Morning Star. I did and the effect was phenomenal. A never to be forgotten moment.