Brightest and Best of the Stars composed by Hal H. Hopson. For SATB choir, keyboard. Epiphany. Easy. Octavo. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-0054).
Hal Hopson uses a flowing original melody to set this traditional Epiphany text by Reginald Heber. The melody is easily learned and beautifully brings out the poetry of the text. The chorus repeats the statement 'Christ is alive, Christ is the light of the world, Alleluia', bringing about a simple devotional statement that encapsulates the core meaning of the text.