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Confirmed with The Collected Poems of George Mackay Brown, edited by Archie Bevan and Brian Murray: London, John Murray, 2006, pp. 210-11.
1 Davies: "to Death"
2 Davies: "The black rain falls, the bitter floods rise still."
- by George Mackay Brown (1921 - 1996), "Stars: A Christmas Patchwork", appears in Voyages, first published 1983, copyright © 2005 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Peter Maxwell Davies (1934 - 2016), "One star at last" [chorus], note: the setting uses only the words of the First King, Priest, and Third King [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , "Weihnachtslied", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ; composed by Gary Bachlund.
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