Composer: Christopher HohDetailsFormat: Mixed Choir - 4 voicesVoicing: SATBAccompaniment: unaccompaniedNotation: standardPerformance Length: 3:30 Study Scores & Audio FilesStudy Score & Audio Order Printed ScoresPublisher: HohMade Music HMM 21C4003 Order site / Alternate source of score: J W Pepper Texts & TranslationsLanguage(s): EnglishText Source: St. Joseph the Hymnographer, trans. John Mason NealeText: Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright, Stars filled with celestial splendor and light, These, that where night never follows day, Raise the "Thrice Holy Lord!" ever and aye. These are your ministers, these all do you own, Lord God of Sabbaoth, nearest your throne; These are your messengers, these do you send, Oh help of the helpless ones, us to defend. Still let them succor us, still let them fight, Lord of angelic hosts battling for right, 'Til, where their anthems they ceaselessly pour, We with the angels may bow and adore. Amen. Programming AidsPerformance Difficulty: moderateSeasonal Usage: St. MichaelHoly Guardian AngelsAll SaintsMemorial ServicesDescriptive Terms: angelssaintsstarsprotectionadorationAllow Excerpts: Composition is a single movementComposer’s Notes: Quiet, spiritual reflection on the beauty, praise and valor of angels. Form is ABA, with B section a two-part canon. Dedicated to the choir of the church of St. James Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. (now called now called St. Monica & St. James). Additional InformationDate of Completion: July, 2001Date of First Performance: Saturday, October 2, 2004Premier Performance Data: Choir of St. James Episcopal Church (Daniel I. Elmer, cond), Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.