BARNBY (Barnby 33344)

BARNBY (Barnby 33344)

Composer: Joseph Barnby
Published in 2 hymnals

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Composer: Joseph Barnby

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… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Joseph Barnby
Incipit: 33344 46543 17455
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #554b
Text: Lead, kindly Light, amid th'encircling gloom


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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #512b


Worship in Song #554b

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