Stella Splendens polka

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Stella Splendens has been added to 2 tune sets.

Stella Splendens has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
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/ F3/2E/|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/||
2
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||
3
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

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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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/||