CANONBURY

Composer: Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann, sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law to return to music, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: CANONBURY
Composer: Robert Schumann (1839)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 53334 32123 56712
Key: G Major
Source: Nachtstücke, No 4
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Havergal's text.

CANONBURY has a simple binary form, which consists of two versions of the same long melody. Sing in parts, ideally with a sense of two long lines rather than four choppy phrases, possibly with a fermata at the end of the first long line.

Robert Schumann (b. Zwickau, Saxony, Germany, 1810; d. Endenich, near Bonn, Germany, 1856) wrote no hymn tunes himself, though a few of his lyrical melodies were adapted into hymn tunes by hymnal editors. One of the greatest musicians of the Romantic period, Schumann did not at first seem destined for a musical career. Although he was a precocious piano player, his mother and his guardian insisted that he study for a legal career. From 1828 to 1830 he studied law at Leipzig and Heidelberg Universities, but much of his time was consumed with music and poetry. From 1830 until his death Schumann devoted his life to music. After a finger injury terminated his concert career as a pianist in 1832, he turned completely to composition. Schumann composed successfully in many genres but became especially famous for his piano works and song cycles. In 1840 he married Clara Wieck, whom he had known since 1828; she was a famous pianist and composer in her own right who inspired many of Schumann's songs. He suffered from depression for much of his adult life and in 1854 after an unsuccessful suicide attempt, was admitted to a mental institution, where he later died. Schumann founded the magazine Neue Zeitschrift für Musik and edited it for ten years.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Piano Solo

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    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Penny Rodriguez
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2018) pp. 44
  • The Church Pianist's Library Volume 18
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 91
  • The Church Pianist Volume 31 Number 6 July August 2015: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 23
  • Words of the Master: Hymns of the Christian Life for Piano
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 3
  • Lord, Speak to Me: Late Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonham
    Published By: SoundForth (2006) pp. 10
  • Morning Has Broken: Classic Hymns in Classical Settings
    Composer/Editor Shelley Helzerman Houser
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 8
  • Near to the Heart of God: Introspective Vignettes for Times of Prayer - Settings for Piano
    Composer/Editor Penny Rodriguez
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 28
  • The Church Pianist Volume 20 Number 2 November December 2003: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors David Sarandon; Penny Rodriguez
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 6
  • Piano Transcriptions of Your Favorite Hymns
    Composer/Editor Spencer Parsons
    Published By: Theodore Presser Company (1958) pp. 34
  • Piano Arrangements of Great Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Don Whitman
    Published By: Standard Publishing Company (1951) pp. 29

Organ Solo

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    Composer/Editor Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 62
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 78 Number 2 November December 2014: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 28
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 49 Number 2 November December 2014: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Stephen Walters
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 9
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Two Tunes BC: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Robert Lind
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2013) pp. 56
  • Chorale Preludes of Harald Rohlig Set 1
    Composer/Editor Harald Rohlig
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2010) pp. 12
  • The Organist's Library Volume 41
    Composer/Editor Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 82
  • 120 More Musical Gifts Part 4 Series Two: Variations on Hymn Tunes - Antioch to Engleberg
    Composer/Editors Adrienne Tindall; Christine Kraemer
    Published By: Darcey Press (2006) pp. 72
  • To Walk with Christ: Eight Hymn Medleys Celebrating the Christian Life
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2002) pp. 30
  • Nine Easy Hymn Preludes and Hymn Settings - Book Three: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Edward H. Meyer
    Published By: Northwestern Publishing House (1999) pp. 15
  • Rejoice, the Lord Is King: for Organ
    Composer/Editor Raymond H. Haan
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1999) pp. 37
  • Choraleworks Set II: Tne Chorale Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Gerald Near
    Published By: Paraclete Press (1995) pp. 2
  • Laudate! Volume 2: Organ Music Based on the 100 Most Popular Hymns in Worship III and Gather
    Composer/Editor James W. Kosnik
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1995) pp. 11
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 58 Number 3 January 1995: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1995) pp. 14
  • The Organist's Library Volume 18
    Composer/Editor David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 14
  • PedalPoint Volume 12 Number 3 April May June 1993: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Lauren Gadd
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1993) pp. 30
  • Sunday Morning Favorites Volume 2: For Solo Organ
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1992) pp. 52
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 13 Number 4 May 1991 General, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Cheryl L. Albrecht
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1991) pp. 13
  • PedalPoint Volume 6 Number 1 October November December 1986: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Michael G. Dell
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1986) pp. 22
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 21: General: Ber - Cons
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Thomas R. Pearce
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 32
  • Worship Service Music for the Organist
    Composer/Editor Alice Jordan
    Published By: Broadman Press (1975) pp. 42
  • 113 Variations on Hymn Tunes for Organ
    Composer/Editor George Thalben-Ball
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 41
  • The Chapel Hour Series Volume 2: Hymn Meditations for the Church Service and At Home Playing
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1969) pp. 22
  • Sunday Morning Organist Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1964) pp. 12
  • The Sunday Morning Organist Volume Two: Thirty-five preludes, offertories, postludes based on Familiar Hymn Tunes for the Morning Worship Service
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1964) pp. 12

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Assist Me To Proclaim: Alternate Hymn Settings Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Henry V. Gerike
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2009) pp. 12
  • The Art of Hymn Playing Volume 2: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2009) pp. 35
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 7: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 640 - 704
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 676
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 7: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 640 - 704
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 676
  • Join to Sing!: 18 Organ Introductions on Familiar Hymns
    Composer/Editor Albert L. Travis
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 30
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005) pp. 23
  • The Creative Use of Descants in Worship: The Creative Church Musician Series / Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1999) pp. 22
  • Contemporary Hymn Accompaniments: With Interludes, Modulations and Free Accompaniments on Thirty Well-known Hymns For Organ
    Composer/Editor Charles Galetar
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1989) pp. 34
  • Contemporary Hymn Accompaniments: With Modulations and Free Accompaniments on Thirty Well-known Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor Charles Galetar
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1989) pp. 34
  • Creative Hymn Introductions: Organ Intonations for 80 Well-Known Hymns
    Composer/Editor Gerhard Krapf
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1987) pp. 8
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: Volume II
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 93
  • Organ Hymns of Praise from the Crystal Cathedral: Hymn Accompaniments Arranged by Richard Unfreid
    Composer/Editor Richard Unfried
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1981) pp. 57
  • The Organ-Piano Duet Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Ellen Jane Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1961) pp. 29
  • Piano Arrangements of Great Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Don Whitman
    Published By: Standard Publishing Company (1951) pp. 29
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor T. Tertius Noble
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1946) pp. 74

Piano and Organ Duet

  • The Organ-Piano Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Ellen Jane Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1961) pp. 28

Instruments: Instrumental Solo with Organ

  • A Still, Small Voice: Reflective Hymns Settings for Organ and Optional Solo Instrument
    Composer/Editor Stephen Walters
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 4

Voices: Vocal Solos and Duets

  • Hale & Wilder: Favorite Duets and Solos
    Composer/Editors Robert Hale; Dean Wilder
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1981) pp. 48

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