Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning
First published in 1827, this Epiphany hymn combines chimes and bells in contrasting textures to present the tune. March-like sections of bass-clef malleted accompaniment support the melody on top of tall chords in the treble. This alternates with a melody in the mid-range bells on chimes accompanied by gentle, undulating eighth-note patterns in the treble. 87 measures in length, "Brightest and Best" is set in G Major, Bb Major, and C Major.