LAUDES DOMINI (Barnby)

Composer: Joseph Barnby

Barnby was a composer, conductor and (like his father Thomas Barnby) an organist. He entered the choir of York Minster at age seven, and was an organist and choirmaster at twelve. In 1854 he went to London and entered the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied under Cipriani Potter and Charles Lucas. In 1856, he competed for the first Mendelssohn Scholarship. When the examinations were over, of the nineteen applicants, he was tied for first place with Arthur Sullivan. After a second test, Sullivan won. Barnby was organist at Mitcham, St. Michael’s, Queenhithe, and St. James’ the Less, Westminster, before he was appointed to St. Andrew’s, Wells Street, where he remained from 1863 to 1871, establishing the musical reputation of the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6
Incipit: 34561 76567 13217
Key: B♭ Major/C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

When Morning Gilds the Skies

When morning gilds the sky,
our hearts awaking cry:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
in all our work and prayer
we ask his loving care:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

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Notes

Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) composed LAUDES DOMINI for this text. Tune and text were published together in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern and they have been inseparable ever since. An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barnby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions include many anthems and service music for the Anglican liturgy, as well as 246 hymn tunes (published posthumously in 1897). He edited four hymnals, including The Hymnary (1872) and The Congregational Sunday School Hymnal (1891), and coedited The Cathedral Psalter (1873).

LAUDES DOMINI is one of Barnby's better tunes; many others have been forgotten or charitably retired by hymnal committees. The tune's Latin title, which means "the praises of the Lord," is derived from the litany refrain.

LAUDES DOMINI's most notable element is its built-in retard in the final phrase. Sing the stanzas in antiphonal fashion but have the entire congregation sing the refrain. Use strong organ accompaniment with a bit more stately tempo on the fifth stanza. Do not add any further ritardando to the final phrase; the composer has already provided it.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #221
Text: When Morning Gilds the Skies
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #44
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2237
Text: Hear Now My Praise, O Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7374
Text: When Morning Gilds the Skies
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #438
Text: When Morning Gilds the Sky
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #185
Text: When Morning Gilds the Skies
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #111
Text: When Morning Gilds the Skies
Worship and Rejoice #332
Text: Let Every Christian Pray
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 78 of 78)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #186TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #206
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #9Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #822
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #221TextFlexScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #141TextFlexScorePage Scan
Catholic Book of Worship III #655
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #229TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #345TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #100TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #44ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #251TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #2Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #619Page Scan
Community of Christ Sings #89
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #739Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #85TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #853TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #667Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #310
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #427TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #644
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #276a
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #60
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #223
Hymns of Faith #10TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #42Page Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #35
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #687
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #372TextFlexScorePage Scan
Living Hymns #4
Lutheran Service Book #807TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #460TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #552TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #60Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #130TextFlexScorePage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #487TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #438Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #71
Rejoice in the Lord #365TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #43
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #587
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #23
Sing Joyfully #66TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #368
Small Church Music #313Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #163
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #215TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #51
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #286
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #320
The Cyber Hymnal #2237TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7374TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #87TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #86
The New Century Hymnal #261Text
The New English Hymnal #473bTextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #16
The United Methodist Hymnal #185TextFlexScoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #208
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #209
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #209a
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #107
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #108Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #109
The Worshiping Church #99TextFlexScore
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #227
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #167TextFlexScorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #339Text
Worship (3rd ed.) #675TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #849
Worship and Rejoice #111TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #332TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #34TextAudio
Worship Supplement 2000 #741Text
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #487
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #222
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #369
Include 115 pre-1979 instances



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