MONKLAND

Adapter: John B. Wilkes

John Bernard Wilkes (1785-1869). Not to be confused with John Wilkes (?-1882).  Go to person page >

Composer: John Antes

(no biographical information available about John Antes.) Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Antes (1790)
Adapter: John B. Wilkes
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Incipit: 13534 56713 32176
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

The tune MONKLAND has a fascinating if complex history. Rooted in a tune for the text "Fahre fort" in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) famous hymnal, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), it then was significantly altered by John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) in a Moravian manuscript, A Collection of Hymn Tunes (c. 1800). Antes was a missionary, watchmaker, business manager, and composer. Born near the Moravian community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, he was trained at the Moravian boys' school and later received religious education and further training as a watchmaker in Herrnhut, Germany. From 1770 to 1781 he served as a missionary in Egypt and from 1783 until his death was the business manager of the Moravian community in Fullneck, England. Although music was his avocation, Antes was a fine composer and musician. Among his compositions are a number of anthems, several string trios, and over fifty hymn tunes.

MONKLAND received its present shape at the hands of John Lees in another Moravian hymnal, Hymn Tunes of the United Brethren (1824). From there John Wilkes (b. England, date unknown; d. England, 1882) simplified it and introduced it to Henry W. Baker (PHH 342), who published it in the English Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861) to his own harvest-theme text, "Praise, O Praise Our God and King." Wilkes named the tune after the village where he was organist and Baker was vicar–Monkland–located near Leominster in Herefordshire, England. Wilkes died around 1882; he should not be confused with the better-known John Bernard Wilkes (1785-1869).

MONKLAND's well-designed melodic contour is a good match for the text. Sing the tune in parts, except on the refrain line, which is appropriately sung in unison.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #235
Text: Songs of Praise the Angels Sang
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #27
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1711
Text: Glory Be to God on High (Wesley 1)
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2078
Text: God with Us! O Glorious Name!
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3669
Text: Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5613
Text: Praise, O Praise Our God and King
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6216
Text: Songs of Praise the Angels Sang
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #11079
Text: Lo, The Earth Is Risen Again
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #223
Text: For the Glories of God's Grace
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 50 of 50)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #286Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #706Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #435
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #624
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #235TextAudio
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #317Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #27ScoreAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #93aText
Common Praise (1998) #398TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #273Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #498Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #392aTextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #566TextPage Scan
Esperanta Himnaro #6a
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #31Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #229
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #389TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #60
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #27a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #359
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #508a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #23
Hymns to the Living God #37Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #221Audio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #677FlexScore
Moravian Book of Worship #261TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #244TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #45A
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #136A
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #223Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #136TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #112
Small Church Music #513Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #46
The Cyber Hymnal #1711TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2078TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3669TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5613TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6216TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11079TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #256
The New English Hymnal #397TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #194Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #238
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #239
The Worshiping Church #59TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #83
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #233TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #234Text
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #114TextAudio
Include 67 pre-1979 instances



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