CANONBURY

Composer: Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann, sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law to return to music, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Robert Schumann (1839)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 53334 32123 56712
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Nachtstücke, No 4

Notes

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Havergal's text.

CANONBURY has a simple binary form, which consists of two versions of the same long melody. Sing in parts, ideally with a sense of two long lines rather than four choppy phrases, possibly with a fermata at the end of the first long line.

Robert Schumann (b. Zwickau, Saxony, Germany, 1810; d. Endenich, near Bonn, Germany, 1856) wrote no hymn tunes himself, though a few of his lyrical melodies were adapted into hymn tunes by hymnal editors. One of the greatest musicians of the Romantic period, Schumann did not at first seem destined for a musical career. Although he was a precocious piano player, his mother and his guardian insisted that he study for a legal career. From 1828 to 1830 he studied law at Leipzig and Heidelberg Universities, but much of his time was consumed with music and poetry. From 1830 until his death Schumann devoted his life to music. After a finger injury terminated his concert career as a pianist in 1832, he turned completely to composition. Schumann composed successfully in many genres but became especially famous for his piano works and song cycles. In 1840 he married Clara Wieck, whom he had known since 1828; she was a famous pianist and composer in her own right who inspired many of Schumann's songs. He suffered from depression for much of his adult life and in 1854 after an unsuccessful suicide attempt, was admitted to a mental institution, where he later died. Schumann founded the magazine Neue Zeitschrift für Musik and edited it for ten years.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #568
Text: Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #276
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1856
Text: Glory to God, Whose Sovereign Grace
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2195
Text: How Beauteous Were the Marks Divine
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2880
Text: I Love the Lord, for My Request
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3870
Text: Lord, My Weak Thought in Vain Would Climb
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4026
Text: Lord, Speak to Me
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4349
Text: My Soul Complete in Jesus Stands
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4908
Text: O Grant Us Light
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4928
Text: O God, Thy World Is Sweet with Prayer
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5040
Text: O Jesus, Youth of Nazareth
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6035
Text: Sweet Hour of Holy, Thoughtful Prayer
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #10413
Text: Oh, Sweetly Breathe The Lyres Above
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #528
Text: Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #463
Text: Lord, Speak to Me
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #32
Text: Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #526
Text: How Blest Are They
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #593
Text: Lord, Speak to Me
Worship and Rejoice #638
Text: O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 69 of 69)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #317
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #459
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #299
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #509TextFlexScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #568TextFlexScoreAudio
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #24TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #254Page Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #503TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #156
Chalice Hymnal #191TextFlexScorePage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #676Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #276ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #561Text
Discipleship Ministries Collection #148
Discipleship Ministries Collection #172
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #676TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #722Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Great Songs of the Church #21
Himnos de la Iglesia #218
Himnos de la Iglesia #386
Hymnal: A Worship Book #499
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #372
Hymns of Faith #103TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #412
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #486
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #754TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #551TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #646TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #152
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #510
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #426TextFlexScore
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #528Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #438
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #28Text
Sing Joyfully #535TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1298Audio
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #17aText
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #667TextPage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #483
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #620
The Cyber Hymnal #1856TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2195TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2880TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3870TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4026TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4349TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4908TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4928TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5040TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6035TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10413TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #450TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #531TextFlexScorePage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #534
The United Methodist Hymnal #463TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #587bText
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #52Text
The Worshiping Church #574TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #761TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #109TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #219TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #561TextFlexScore
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #84Page Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #416TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #32TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #526TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #593TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #638TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #165
Include 158 pre-1979 instances



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