Stella Splendens polka

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Stella Splendens has been added to 1 tune set.

Stella Splendens has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Stella Splendens
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BB/A/ BG| EG A2| c/B/G/A/ FE| GA B/G/E| D2 BB/A/|
BG EG| A2 c/B/G/A/| FE GA|1 B/G/E/D/ E/F/G/A/ :|2 B/G/E/D/ EG/F/| E2 z2||
K:D
Bc ec| BA cd| BA/G/ F3/E/| Bc ef/e/| dc/B/ AG/F/|
E2 EB/E/ | Bc ec| BA cd| Bc/d/ ef/e/| dc/d/ B2| A/G/F/G/ AG/F/ ||
X: 2
T: Stella Splendens
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
(A A/G/)|A F| D F|(G2|_B/A/F/G/)|E D | F G |(G/F/) D|C2 |
(A A/G/)|A F| D F|(G2|_B/A/F/G/)|E D| F G|(G/F/) (D/E/4C/4)|D2 ||
D D | A B |d (B|c/A/) G |B c | A (G/F/)|(F/E/) D |
D D| A B| d (B|c/A/) G | B c |A (G/F/)|(F/E/) D |
(A A/G/)|A F| D F|(G2|_B/A/F/G/)|E D | F G |(G/F/) D|C2 |
(A A/G/)|A F| D F|(G2|_B/A/F/G/)|E D| F G|(G/F/) (D/E/4C/4)|D2 ||
X: 3
T: Stella Splendens
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BB/A/ BG EG|A2 c/B/G/A/ FE|GA A/G/E D2|BB/A/
BG EG|A2 c/B/G/A/ FE|1 GA A/G/E/D/ E2:|2 GA B/G/E/D/ EG/F/||
EE Bc ec|BA cd BA/G/|FE Bc ef/e/|dc/B/ AG/F/ E2|
EB/E/ Bc ec|BA cd Bc/d/|ef/e/ dc/d/ B2|A/G/F/G/ AG/F/ EF//G//A/||

Six comments

Stella splendens (not sure for tune type)

This is the second tune of the first track of Er Pasker by JM Veillon. I’m not sure wether this is really a polka…

Wouldn’t call it polka, nor dance tune in any modern sense…. =)

Actually it is a medieval song of which two voices have been recorded in the Spanish LLibre Vermeille de Montserrat. Text goes:

Stella splendens in monte ut solis radium
Miraculis serrato exaudi populum
Concurrunt universi gaudentes populi
Divites et egeni, grandes et parvuli

The standard version

T:stella splendens
M:2/4
L:1/4
Q:1/4=120
S:Llibre Vermell de Montserrat,
K:DDor
(A A/G/)|A F| D F|(G2|_B/A/F/G/)|E D | F G |(G/F/) D|C2 |
(A A/G/)|A F| D F|(G2|_B/A/F/G/)|E D| F G|(G/F/) (D/E/4C/4)|D2 ||
D D | A B |d (B|c/A/) G |B c | A (G/F/)|(F/E/) D |
D D| A B| d (B|c/A/) G | B c |A (G/F/)|(F/E/) D |
(A A/G/)|A F| D F|(G2|_B/A/F/G/)|E D | F G |(G/F/) D|C2 |
(A A/G/)|A F| D F|(G2|_B/A/F/G/)|E D| F G|(G/F/) (D/E/4C/4)|D2 ||

Hanter Dro

Benoît, this, again, is a Hanter Dro: best written in 3/4 (see the comments I made about: Er Pasker
https://thesession.org/tunes/10102 )
The original medieval tune has been modified to suit the needs of this dance. The 1st down beat "B/B:A" is repeated as a down beat again, after only 3 groups of 3 beats. That is it: 3x3. Don’t you join this pedestrian dance in your big-arse 4x4!
😉
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Bloavez Mad Nevez! (= Have a "Mad" year!! 😉 )

Viz..;

X: 1
T: Stella Splendens
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: Hanter Dro
K: E minor
BB/A/ BG EG|A2 c/B/G/A/ FE|GA A/G/E D2|BB/A/
BG EG|A2 c/B/G/A/ FE|1 GA A/G/E/D/ E2:|2 GA B/G/E/D/ EG/F/||
K: E dorian
EE Bc ec|BA cd BA/G/|FE Bc ef/e/|dc/B/ AG/F/ E2|
EB/E/ Bc ec|BA cd Bc/d/|ef/e/ dc/d/ B2|A/G/F/G/ AG/F/ EF//G//A/||