SLANE

Composer: Unknown

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Tune Information

Composer: Unknown
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Incipit: 11216 56112 32222
Key: E♭ Major

Notes

SLANE is an old Irish folk tune associated with the ballad "With My Love on the Road" in Patrick W. Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909). It became a hymn tune when it was arranged by David Evans (PHH 285) and set to the Irish hymn "Be Thou My Vision" published in the Church Hymnary (1927). SLANE is named for a hill in County Meath, Ireland, where St. Patrick's lighting of an Easter fire–an act of defiance against the pagan king Loegaire (fifth century)–led to his unlimited freedom to preach the gospel in Ireland.

SLANE is an attractive tune with phrases that demonstrate a wide range and creative melodic patterns. The harmonization, one of two settings in The Hymnal 1982, is accessible to good singers (especially to low basses!), but most congregations may prefer unison throughout. Support the singing with rather light but energetic accompaniment.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #484
Text: Be Thou My Vision
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1720
Text: God of Creation, All-Powerful
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #558
Text: Lord of All Hopefulness
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #502
Text: Be Thou My Vision
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)

Instances

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50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #4TextPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #518Page Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #588
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #607
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #595Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #713
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #66
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #141
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #239
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #467
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #471
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #60TextAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #83Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #497
Catholic Book of Worship III #498
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #26Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #71Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #677Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #682Text
Chalice Hymnal #595Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #212Audio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #367Text
Christian Worship: supplement #769
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #465Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #500
Common Praise (1998) #505
Common Praise (1998) #506
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #386
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #507
Community of Christ Sings #38
Community of Christ Sings #77
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #70Text
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #130
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #213
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Discipleship Ministries Collection #134Text
Discipleship Ministries Collection #135Text
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Hymnal Supplement 98 #886
Hymnal: A Worship Book #545
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #378
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #552a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #699a
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #265
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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #101
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Lutheran Worship #365
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Moravian Book of Worship #802
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #556
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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #378
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #339Text
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #1036
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Rejoice in the Lord #68
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Small Church Music #34Audio
Small Church Music #312Audio
Small Church Music #1360Audio
Small Church Music #2907Audio
Small Church Music #3411Audio
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Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #54Text
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The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #89
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The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #603
The Cyber Hymnal #484TextScoreAudio
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The Faith We Sing #2197
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #382Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #442Text
The New Century Hymnal #451
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The United Methodist Hymnal #451Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #319
The Worshiping Church #48TextPage Scan
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Worship (3rd ed.) #568
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Worship and Rejoice #453Text
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