Please turn to number 57 and join with the clarinets in, “Bright and Glorious is the Sky.”
First Line: Bright and Gloriuos is the Sky
Meter: 7 7, 8 8, 7 7.
Music: Danish Melody
Text: Nikolai F. S. Gruntvig, 1783-1872
Hymnal Version, 1955
The first sections of hymns in this version of the Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal are arranged by the major events during the year, in the order they occur.
ADVENT: Nov 30 – December 21. Days and events leading up to the celebrated day of the birth of Christ.
CHRISTMAS: December 25 – January 1. The celebrated birth of Christ.
EPIPHANY: January 6 – February 24. The revelation of the birth of Christ to the Three Kings and the world.
LENT: 40 days leading up to Easter. Days and events leading up to the crucifixion of Christ.
EASTER: March 25 – May 1. Christ rises from the dead.
PENTECOST: June 24 – November 1. Events after Easter, when the holy spirit descended on the apostles and they took up his word to reveal it to the world.
This is the last hymn of the Epiphany season and its melody is a Danish folk song of some sort.
Clarinet arrangement: 057-brightandgloriousisthesky
The hymn is fairly cheery. Doubled all 4 parts on clarinet. Three times through, with different emphasis. Audacity “Medium Room” Reverb effect.