STELLA (English)

Adapter: Henri Friedrich Hemy

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Tune Information

Adapter: Henri Friedrich Hemy (1851)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Incipit: 55355 11765 54323
Key: E♭ Major
Source: English Traditional; Crown of Jesus Music; Ar­ranged from an Eng­lish folk tune, Ea­sy Hymn Tunes for Ca­tho­lic Schools, 1851
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal performance and part singing help in singing the entire psalm.

Gerald Hocken Knight (b. Par, Cornwall, England, 1908; d. London, England, 1979) composed the harmonization in 1950 for Hymns Ancient and Modern Revised (1950). Knight studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge, England, and at the Royal College of Music in London. He was organist at Truro Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral (1937-1952) as well as director of the Royal College of Music (1952-1972). A music editor of the 1950 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern, he also served on the committees that compiled its two supplements, 100 Hymns for Today (1969) and More Hymns for Today (1980).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1303
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #698
Text: Behold, What Wondrous Love and Grace
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #787
Text: Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1663
Text: Father, Who Dost Thy Children Feed
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4361
Text: My Soul, Inspired with Sacred Love
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7789
Text: Ye Fair Green Hills of Galilee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #90
Text: Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Adoru: ekumena diserva libro #696Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #685Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #458
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1303ScoreAudio
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #341Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #483Page Scan
Great Songs of the Church #13
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #47
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #461a
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #90Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #452TextPage Scan
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #189Text
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #691
Singing the Faith #516
Small Church Music #2328Audio
Small Church Music #2332Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #698TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #787TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1663TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4361TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7789TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #384TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #510TextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #370Text InfoAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #516Text InfoTextAudio
Include 40 pre-1979 instances



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