Customer Reviews for Morning Has Broken
Location: from Bluefield, VA
March 14, 2012
morning has broken sheet music
I liked the beginning and end of the sheet music. The mid-part was not so great FOR PIANO. But you have to remember, the mid-part was written by Cat for vocals and guitar, not piano.
14 of 27 people found this review helpful.
January 9, 2012
Morning Has Broken
Nice arrangement of an old favorite. Middle part is weaker than the beginning or ending.
14 of 33 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Wellesley, MA
July 16, 2011
Morning Has Broken is a good transcription
The attribution of the text and arrangement are correct but the tune is an old Gaelic melody first sung by wandering Scottish minstrels. A Christmas text (Child in a Manger) was also previously used with this tune. The piano part stays close to the Cat Stevens version but could have included a few of the piano "riffs" from that version.
20 of 38 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Dublin, Ohio
April 17, 2008
Great for piano, guitar, and vocal
I think this version is a very accurate match to Cat Steven's original recording. It has not been altered to some strange "piano" key like Bb or Eb, like some songbooks. I have been playing guitar for 40 some years and recently re-discovered Cat Stevens; such great songs. I was never quite sure of the chord changes in this song and this music was right on target.
20 of 52 people found this review helpful.
Location: from New York
April 3, 2008
Good - IF you can combine it...
This is worth buying for the beginning and ending, but the piano accompaniment where the vocals come in is just not that good. The introduction is pretty, then you get the boom-ching ching chords you would expect in a beginning piano book. We combined this with an edition from the Celebration Hymnal and it came out quite nice.
28 of 52 people found this review helpful.
Cecilia L. Vaughn
Location: from Sumter, South Carolina
July 24, 2007
Morning Has Broken: Great Song for Many Occasions
This sheet music is such a beautiful piano arrangement and is written in such a way that after a short practice time, the pianist or guitarist can easily achieve a beautiful presentation. Recently I performed this at a wedding as part of the prelude music. I would recommend this sheet music to any intermediate or above pianist.
15 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Location: from England
November 6, 2006
Credit where credit is due...
Car Stevens has written many great songs and his later community work shows the depth of this fine man. However, he did not write this song. Even the sheet music cover says "musical arrangement by Cat Stevens". The words were written by Eleanor Farjeon in the 1930s, the tune is traditional Scottish. It's amazing how often authorship is attributed to Cat. People will be saying that Paul Simon wrote "Scarborough Fair" next!
15 of 27 people found this review helpful.