LLANFAIR

Composer: Robert Williams

Welsh singer Robert Williams (b. Mynydd Ithel, Anglesey, Wales, 1781; d. Mynydd Ithel, 1821), whose manuscript, dated July 14, 1817, included the tune LLANFAIR, which is usually attributed to him. Williams lived on the island of Anglesey. A basket weaver with great innate musical ability, Williams, who was blind, could write out a tune after hearing it just once. He sang hymns at public occasions and was a composer of hymn tunes. Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Robert Williams (1817)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with alleluias
Incipit: 11335 43254 34321
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright:

Texts

Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!

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Praise the Lord! His Glories Show

Praise the Lord, His glories show
Saints within His courts below,
Angels round His throne above,
All that see and share God’s love:
Earth to heaven and heaven to earth,
Tell His wonders, sing His worth,
Age to age, and shore to shore.
Praise Him, praise Him, evermore.

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Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Notes

LLANFAIR is usually attributed to Welsh singer Robert Williams (b. Mynydd Ithel, Anglesey, Wales, 1781; d. Mynydd Ithel, 1821), whose manuscript, dated July 14, 1817, included the tune. Williams lived on the island of Anglesey. A basket weaver with great innate musical ability, Williams, who was blind, could write out a tune after hearing it just once. He sang hymns at public occasions and was a composer of hymn tunes.

LLANFAIR was first published with a harmonization by John Roberts in John Parry's Peroriaeth Hyfryd (Sweet Music) (1837). The tune has been associated with the Wesley/Cotterill text since its publication with the text in The English Hymnal (1906). LLANFAIR is actually a common Welsh name, but some scholars believe that in this case the tune's name refers to the Montgomery County [sic Anglesey County] village in Wales where Williams was born.

A rounded bar form (AABA) tune, LLANFAIR features the common Welsh device of building a melody on the tones of the tonic triad. The tune is in a major key (not all Welsh tunes are in minor keys!). The melismas give fitting shape to the "alleluias." Use brisk accompaniment for this cheerful tune. LLANFAIR has a similar pattern to that of EASTER HYMN (388); see suggestions there for antiphonal style performance.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #115
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2219
Text: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3220
Text: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5637
Text: Praise the Lord, God's Glories Show
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #10960
Text: Let The Whole Creation Cry
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #409
Text: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #295
Text: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Worship and Rejoice #323
Text: Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

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