John Speller's Web Pages Hail! ever hail! auspicious morn

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Hail! ever hail! auspicious morn (Cornwall/Michigan)
The text and tune of this carol were published by William Sandys in 1833. It is clearly derivative of Edward Perronet's text "All hail the power of Jesu's Name" (1779), and was almost certainly designed to be sung to Shrubsole's tune "Miles Lane." Chope sets a modified version of this text to a rather fanciful tune by A. H. Brown.

F. Rodda in A selection of carols, pieces, and anthems, suitable for Christmas (Penzance, 1870), gives the first line as "Hail, sacred day, auspicious morn," and in this guise it also seems to have been sung by the Cornish Singers of Painesdale Methodist Church in Michigan. Download PDF

St. Stephen's Crown, worn by the rulers of the High Kingdom of Hungary
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