CHEBAR

CHEBAR

Composer: Henry Smart
Published in 3 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Henry Smart

Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza­tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: CHEBAR
Composer: Henry Smart
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Incipit: 53143 65144 323
Key: E♭ Major

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #90

The Church Hymnal #363

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The Church Hymnary #152

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