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ANCIENT OF DAYS (Jeffery)

ANCIENT OF DAYS (Jeffery)

Composer: J. Albert Jeffery (1886)
Published in 129 hymnals


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Composer: J. Albert Jeffery

Born: October 26, 1855, Plymouth, England. Died: June 4, 1929, Brookline, Massachusetts. Jeffery (sometimes misspelled as Jeffrey) began playing the organ at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Plymouth at age 14, taking over his father’s position. He emigrated to America in 1876 and settled in Albany, New York. He developed a chorus and directed the music at St. Agnes School, and played the organ at the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral. He left for Yonkers, New York, in 1893, and served at the First Presbyterian Church. Later, he taught music at the New England Conservatory. --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ANCIENT OF DAYS (Jeffery)
Composer: J. Albert Jeffery (1886)
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Incipit: 55556 51736 55667
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: By Fifty American Composers
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 40
  • Preludes for Fifty-five Well-known Hymn Tunes: Modeled after the Free Organ Accompaniments of T. Tertius Noble
    Composer/Editor Howard D. McKinney
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1967) pp. 45
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor T. Tertius Noble
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1946) pp. 41

Organ Solo

  • The Organist's Library Volume 51
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 3
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 74 Number 6 July August 2011: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 3
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 44 Number 5 May June 2010: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 19
  • Power and Praise: Festive Organ Music for the Service
    Composer/Editors Dennis Eliot; Thomas Chesterton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2009) pp. 9
  • The Trinity Organ Collection: Six Hymns for the Holy Trinity
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company, Inc. (1999) pp. 8
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 31 Number 5 May June 1997: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Charity Boyles
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997) pp. 40
  • A Musical Gift Book 3: 25 Organ Preludes on Familiar Hymn Tunes for Organ or Piano
    Composer/Editor Peter J. Hodgson
    Published By: Darcey Press (1996) pp. 6
  • Celebration! Festive Music for Organ
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Thomas Chesterton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 43
  • Organ Music for a Month of Sundays: Preludes Offertories Postludes
    Composer/Editors Eugene McCluskey; James Mansfield
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1995) pp. 32
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 55 Number 4 April 1992: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Thomas Chesterton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 35
  • Flexible Preludes: For Organ
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988) pp. 13
  • Easy Big Sounds for Organ Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Geoffrey R. Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1984) pp. 9
  • Emergency Organ Book for All Occasions Volume Two: Christmas Palm Sunday
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 13
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 45 Number 4 April 1982: A Bi-monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 35
  • Chime Meditations for Organ
    Composer/Editor Dorothy Wells
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1980) pp. 24
  • The Organist Volume 81 Number 3 July 1977: A Bi-monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editor Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1977) pp. 31
  • Celebration: Seven Hymn Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1975) pp. 7
  • Preludes for Fifty-five Well-known Hymn Tunes: Modeled after the Free Organ Accompaniments of T. Tertius Noble
    Composer/Editor Howard D. McKinney
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1967) pp. 45
  • The Sunday Morning Organist Volume Three
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1965) pp. 10
  • Fifteen Hymn Tune Improvisations - The Church Year and General Use: For Organ with Pipe and Hammond Registration
    Composer/Editor R. Donald Curry
    Published By: Pallma Music Company (1962) pp. 20
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 21 Number 2 December 1957 Number 122: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Ellen Jane Lorenz; Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1957) pp. 56

Piano Solo

  • Sunday Morning Blend: 25 Solo Keyboard Medleys for Contemporary Worship Volume 1: Hymns plus Praise & Worship Songs Includes Chord Symbols
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2000) pp. 43

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #568
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #166
Text: Ancient of Days
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1482
Text: Father of Lights
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
Tune InfoScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #568

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #160

Text

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #56

Hymns of the Saints #208

Sing and Rejoice! #83

Audio

Small Church Music #1300

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #166

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1482

Page Scan

The New Century Hymnal #46

TextAudio

TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #37

TextPage Scan

Worship and Service Hymnal #115

TextPage Scan

Worship and Service Hymnal #466

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #352

Include 116 pre-1979 instances
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