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Text Identifier:"^when_on_my_day_of_life_the_night_is_fall$"


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Author: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807 - 1892 Meter: Appears in 64 hymnals Hymnal Title: The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches First Line: When on my day of life the night is falling Topics: The Life in Christ Death, Resurrection, and the Life Everlasting Used With Tune: FLEMMING


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Composer: Alfred E. Whitehead, 1887- Appears in 1 hymnal Hymnal Title: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book Tune Key: D Flat Major Used With Text: When on my day of life the night is falling

Composer: Oran Williams Appears in 1 hymnal Hymnal Title: Special Songs Used With Text: My strength and stay

Composer: Sir Joseph Barnby Meter: Appears in 8 hymnals Hymnal Title: The Book of Common Praise Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 35176 53122 34436 Used With Text: When on my day of life the night is falling


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Published text-tune combinations (hymns) from specific hymnals

When on my day of life the night is falling

Author: John G. Whittier; John Greenleaf Whittier Hymnal: Book of Common Praise #d643 (1915) Hymnal Title: Book of Common Praise

When on my day of life the night is falling

Author: John G. Whittier; John Greenleaf Whittier Hymnal: Christian Song #d383 (1926) Hymnal Title: Christian Song

When on my day of life the night is falling

Author: John G. Whittier; John Greenleaf Whittier Hymnal: Christian Worship and Praise #d480 (1939) Hymnal Title: Christian Worship and Praise


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Alfred Ernest Whitehead

1887 - 1974 Person Name: Alfred E. Whitehead, 1887- Hymnal Title: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book Composer of "MOUNT ALLISON" in Methodist Hymn and Tune Book Whitehead, Alfred. (Peterborough, England, July 10, 1887--April 1, 1974, Amherst, Nova Scotia). Anglican. A.R.C.O., 1909; University of Toronto, Mus.Bac., 1916; McGill University (Montreal), Mus.Doc., 1922; F.R.C.O., 1924. Organist, Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, 1922-1947; dean of music, Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick), 1947-1953. He composed over 400 works for organ and for choir, occasionally writing for the latter lyrics which proved equally suitable for congregational singing. These, however, remain incidental to his work in educating and inspiring young church musicians. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives

Oran Williams

Hymnal Title: Special Songs Composer of "[When on my day of life the night is falling]" in Special Songs

Joseph Barnby

1838 - 1896 Person Name: Sir Joseph Barnby Hymnal Title: The Book of Common Praise Composer of "DIADEMA" in The Book of Common Praise Barnby was a composer, conductor and (like his father Thomas Barnby) an organist. He entered the choir of York Minster at age seven, and was an organist and choirmaster at twelve. In 1854 he went to London and entered the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied under Cipriani Potter and Charles Lucas. In 1856, he competed for the first Mendelssohn Scholarship. When the examinations were over, of the nineteen applicants, he was tied for first place with Arthur Sullivan. After a second test, Sullivan won. Barnby was organist at Mitcham, St. Michael’s, Queenhithe, and St. James’ the Less, Westminster, before he was appointed to St. Andrew’s, Wells Street, where he remained from 1863 to 1871, establishing the musical reputation of the services. From 1871 to 1886 he was organist of St. Anne’s, Soho, where he instituted the annual performances of Bach’s Passion Music according to St. John, with orchestral accompaniment. In 1867, Messrs. Novello, to whom he had been musical adviser since 1861, established Barnby’s Choir, which gave oratorio concerts from 1869 to 1872, when it was amalgamated with the choir formed and conducted by M. Gounod at the Royal Albert Hall, under the title of the Royal Albert Hall Choral Society (now the Royal Choral Society). The same publishing firm also gave daily concerts in the Albert Hall, 1874-75, which Barnby orchestrated. Barnby conducted the St. Matthew Passion in Westminster Abbey in 1871. He was appointed precentor of Eton in 1875, a post he kept until 1892, when he succeeded Thomas Weist-Hill as principal of the Guildhall School of Music. In 1878, Barnby married Edith Mary Silverthorne. Also that year, he helped found the London Musical Society, becoming its first director and conductor. Under his baton, the Society produced Dvorak’s Stabat Mater for the first time in England. In 1884, Barnby conducted the first performance in England of Wagner’s Parsifal as a concert in the Albert Hall. From 1886-8 he conducted rehearsals and concerts of the Royal Academy of Music, of which he was a fellow. Barnby was knighted in 1892, and in the same year conducted the Cardiff Festival. He conducted the festival again in 1895. Barnby’s compositions include an oratorio (Rebekah, 1870), a psalm (The Lord Is King, Leeds Festival, 1893), an enormous number of services and anthems, part songs and vocal solo, trios, etc. He also wrote a series of Eton Songs, 246 hymn tunes (published in one volume in 1897), and edited five hymnals, the most important of which was The Hymnary (1872). Biography courtesy of Thomas and Mary Barnby Hodges, © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch)