CAPETOWN

CAPETOWN

Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1847)
Published in 85 hymnals


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Composer: Friedrich Filitz

Friedrich Filitz PhD Germany 1804-1876. Born at Arnstadt. Thuringia, he was a German composer and musicologist. He collected church music. He also studied philosophy. In 1833 he worked in Berlin as a music critic and at other employment. He was also a music historian. With Ludwig Erck, he published a collection of 15th & 17th Century chorales in 1845. He moved to Munich and published a chorale book in 1847. His legacy of vauable church music was donated to the Bavarian State Library, where it has made many forgotten works available once again. He died in Bonn, Germany. John Perry Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: CAPETOWN
Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1847)
Meter: 7.7.7.5
Incipit: 53654 43171 54325
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

Three in One

Three in One, and One in Three,
Ruler of the earth and sea,
Hear us while we lift to Thee
Holy chant and psalm.

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Come to our poor nature's night

Notes

CAPETOWN was originally composed by Friedrich Filitz (b. Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany, 1804; d. Munich, Germany, 1876) as a setting for the text "Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit"; that text and tune were included in Vierstimmiges Choralbuch (1847), a hymnal compiled by Baron Christian von Bunsen and published by Filitz. After earning a doctorate of philosophy, Filitz became active in music editing and publishing in Berlin, where he lived from 1843 to 1847, and in Munich, where he lived from 1848 to 1876. He also published a collection of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century hymns, Vierstimmige Chorals├Ątze ( 1845) .

CAPETOWN was soon published in England; Peter Maurice arranged it for publication in his Choral Harmony (1854) as a setting for Reginald Heber's litany "Lord of Mercy and of Might." CAPETOWN is presumably named after the legislative capital of South Africa. It is a simple but elegant tune in an unusual meter. Sing stanzas 1 through 4 in parts, reserving stanza 5 for a stately unison finale with an additional bright stop on the organ. This tune needs to move on a half-note pulse and slightly slower on stanza 5.

Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 5 Pentecost and Trinity: 27 Original Pieces on hymns for Pentecost and Trinity
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell; David Bednall
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2016) pp. 8, 14
  • 150 Hymn Preludes Book 1 Hymn Tune A - K: Short and Playable Pieces in Keys to Match All Popular Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2010) pp. 100
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 32
  • Two Meditations: Capetown and Lasst Uns Erfreuen
    Composer/Editor Gwilym Beechey
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1986) pp. 6
  • Eight Hymn Preludes
    Composer/Editor Austin Cole Lovelace
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1979) pp. 10
  • 113 Variations on Hymn Tunes for Organ
    Composer/Editor George Thalben-Ball
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 12
  • Ten Hymn Preludes for Organ Set I
    Composer/Editor Healey Willan
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1956) pp. 14

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymns Amazing: Fifty of the Finest, Like They've Never Sounded Before, Plus a Prelude on Every One!
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2015) pp. 32
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 26
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 32
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 25
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 30
  • More Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1997) pp. 12
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 26
  • The Descant Hymn-Tune Book Book II: A Collection of Well-Known Tunes
    Composer/Editor Geoffrey Shaw
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1995) pp. 4
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: Volume II
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 67
  • Organ Accompaniments to the Unison Verses of 24 Hymn-Tunes: From the English Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Edward C. Bairstow
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1941) pp. 34
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 8: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 19

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #624
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2044
Text: Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6702
Text: Three in One, and One in Three
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #222
Text: If I Speak a Foreign Tongue
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #268b

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #624

Text

Christian Worship #436

Page Scan

Common Praise (1998) #653

Page Scan

Common Praise #182b

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #245b

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #685

Hymns and Psalms #301b

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #12

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #222

Audio

Small Church Music #320

Audio

Small Church Music #1306

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2044

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6702

Page Scan

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #10

Page Scan

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #463b

TextPage Scan

The New English Hymnal #367a

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #499

TextPage Scan

Voices United #193

Text

Worship Supplement 2000 #783

Include 65 pre-1979 instances
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