BUNESSAN

Tune Information

Meter: 5.5.5.4 D
Incipit: 13512 76565 12356
Key: C Major
Source: Gaelic traditional melody

Notes

BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. BUNESSAN is also well known as the setting for Eleanor Farjeon's "Morning Has Broken" (1931), published in many hymnals and widely popularized by Cat Stevens, who recorded an arrangement of the tune in 1971.

BUNESSAN is intended for unison singing; use a light accompaniment on the organ (or organ trio style) or folk instruments. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune for the Psalter Hymnal in 1985.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #84
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (in 5.5.5.3 meter) (PDF, NWC)
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #142
Text: Always and Ever
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #809
Text: Child in the Manger
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8232
Text: Life Through The Son
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #269
Text: Baptized in Water
  • Full Score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #78
Text: God of the Ages, History's Maker
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #609
Text: Come to a Wedding
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 141)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
ADORU, Ekumena Diserva Libro #102
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #151
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #136Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #287
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #344Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #545
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #48Audio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #105TextAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #362TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #45
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #189Text
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #398Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #650
Catholic Book of Worship III #651
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #27
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #112Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #203
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #449Text
Chalice Hymnal #53
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #84ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #297Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #505
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #212
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #213
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #314TextAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #577
Common Praise (1998) #3
Common Praise (1998) #287TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #445Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #260
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #272
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #456Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #556
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #586TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #689
Favorites Number 9: A Collection of Gospel Songs #41
Gather (3rd ed.) #855
Gather (3rd ed.) #861
Gather (3rd ed.) #967Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #756
Gather Comprehensive #764
Gather Comprehensive #798TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #748
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #754
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #797Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #482Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #664Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #702Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #8
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #350
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #635
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #267
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #51Text
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #265
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #22
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #510
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #617
Iona Abbey Music Book: songs from the Iona Abbey Worship Book #20
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #746
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #790TextFlexScoreAudio
Lutheran Service Book #789
Moravian Book of Worship #408
Moravian Book of Worship #535
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #4
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #553
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #693
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #700
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #733Page Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #390
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #469
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #492TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #269Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudio
Rejoice Hymns #86
Rejoice Hymns #99
Rejoice in the Lord #20
Rejoice in the Lord #215TextPage Scan
Renew! #164TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #44
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #140
Sing Joyfully #51TextPage Scan
Sing Joyfully #72TextPage Scan
Sing Joyfully #274Page Scan
Sing Justice! Do Justice! #8
Sing the Faith #2166
Sing With Me #181Text
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #2
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #222Text
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #279
Singing the Faith #125
Singing the Faith #136
Singing the Faith #532
Singing the Faith #603
Small Church Music #534Audio
Small Church Music #2077Audio
Songs for Life #60Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #465Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #115
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #93
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #426
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #547
The Cyber Hymnal #142TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #809TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8232TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9352Audio
The Faith We Sing #2166Text
The Faith We Sing #2248Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #60
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #212Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #568Text
The Liturgy of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives #27
The New English Hymnal #237
The United Methodist Hymnal #145
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #50
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #51
The Worshiping Church #362
The Worshiping Church #543TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #758Text
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #156
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #319
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #5TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #47TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #147TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #511TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #609TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #409
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #410
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #484Text
With One Voice #693Text
Worship and Rejoice #35
Worship and Rejoice #78TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #425
Worship and Rejoice #609TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #679Text
Worship and Rejoice #722
Worship and Song #3086
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #32
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #673
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #674
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #682
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #720Page Scan
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #370
Include 16 pre-1979 instances



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