Welcome to the Bright Morning Star website


  • Christmas Cantata Some folk have been asking about what is going on with Christmas Cantata these days. It is still available in the pdf format as before. It will continue like that ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 9:49 AM by David Mitchell
  • Back to work Rabban Gamliel ben Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi said, Lovely is Torah study with daily work, for persistence in both makes one forget sin. But Torah without work leads to nought and ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2015, 3:30 AM by David Mitchell
  • Messiah ben Joseph The book on Messiah ben Joseph is now at chapter ten. Progress is speedy, but it's fair to say that I have been collecting the material for 20 years ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2015, 3:25 PM by David Mitchell
  • SOTS Conference I'm looking forward to attending the Society of Old Testament Studies Conference in Edinburgh in two weeks. Edinburgh will always be one of my favourite cities. (I lived ten ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2015, 2:08 PM by David Mitchell
  • Avant-première of Cavell Mass in G The Cavell Mass in G received its avant-première performance yesterday morning. It was done without the Credo, because the first complete performance is reserved for 10 October. It worked ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2015, 10:02 PM by David Mitchell
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My name is David Mitchell. I'm a musicologist and biblical scholar specialising in the Book of Psalms. Bright Morning Star is my publication site.

Here you can find out about my new book on the Songs of Ascents. (Chapter 15 reveals why my site is called Bright Morning Star.) Or try the tabs at top or left to see other publications. You can also read for free some journal articles I've written. My current writing project is my book on Messiah ben Joseph.

Here too you can find out about my work as Director of Music in Holy Trinity Brussels. If you like, you can download some of my hymns and songs for free. My current project in Holy Trinity is producing my new Cavell Mass, commissioned for the Edith Cavell Commemoration on 10 October 2015, where I will direct it together with Haydn's great Mass in Troubled Times.

My blog is here to the right. I can be contacted at precentor at holytrinity.be.