TIDINGS

Composer: James Walch

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Tune Information

Composer: James Walch (1875)
Meter: 11.10.11.10.9.11
Incipit: 13455 51322 11765
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

James Walch (b. Edgerton, Lancashire, England, 1837; d. Llandudno, Caernarvon, Wales, 1901) composed TIDINGS in 1875 for Frederick W. Faber's hymn text "Hark, Hark, My Soul! Angelic Songs Are Swelling"; the tune was first published in The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer (1877). TIDINGS is often associated with Mary A. Thomson's "O Zion, Haste, Thy Mission High Fulfilling"; in fact, the tune name derives from the word "tidings" in Thomson's refrain (see 525). TIDINGS is a fairly dramatic tune, a good match for Psalm 103. Sing in parts if you like, and add extra musical forces J for the refrain. Stanza 3 sings well without accompaniment.

Walch received a musical education from his father and from the famous organist and organ builder Henry Smart (PHH 233). He served as organist at Duke's Alley Congregational Church (1851-1857), Bridge Street Wesleyan Chapel (1858-1863), and St. George's Parish Church (1863-1877)-all in Bolton. He conducted for the Bolton Philharmonic Society from 1870 to 1877 and near the end of his life was a music dealer in Barrow-in-Furness. Walch composed a number of hymn tunes and other church music.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #583
Text: O Zion, Haste
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #295
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2156
Text: Hark! Hark, My Soul! (Allon)
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4744
Text: O Come, My Soul, Bless Thou the Lord Thy Maker
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5549
Text: O Zion, Haste
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #297
Text: O Come, My Soul, Sing Praise to God
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #525
Text: O Christians, Haste
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #573
Text: O Zion, Haste
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #565
Text: O Christians, Haste

Instances

Instances (1 - 41 of 41)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #303
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #583TextAudioPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #479TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #482TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #295Tune InfoScoreAudio
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #668Text
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #541
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #539TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #500TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #476
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #11Audio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #672TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #618TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #497Page Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #103BTextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #104C
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #297Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #525Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #657
Rejoice in the Lord #421TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #365
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #596
Sing Joyfully #522TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #2779Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #393
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #443Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #679
The Cyber Hymnal #2156TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4744TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5549TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #298TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #408
The United Methodist Hymnal #573TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #174
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #175
The Worshiping Church #731TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #6TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #444TextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #168TextAudio
Worship and Rejoice #565TextScoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #269
Include 90 pre-1979 instances



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