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FARLEY CASTLE

FARLEY CASTLE

Composer: Henry Lawes (1638)
Published in 35 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Henry Lawes

Born: January 5, 1596, Dinton, Wiltshire, England. Died: October 21, 1662, London, England. Buried: In the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, London, England. Lawes, tutor to the daughters of the Earl of Bridgewater, is best known as a composer. He became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1626, and a member of the "King’s Musick" in 1631. He wrote over 400 vocal pieces, as well as anthems and instrumental compositions. His works include: Choice Psalmes Put into Musick for Three Voices, 1648 Ayres and Dialogues (London: 1653) Sources: Frost, p. 680 Hughes, pp. 467-68 Nutter, p. 460 Stulken, p. 292 --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Henry Lawes (1638)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Incipit: 13453 45671
Key: C Major

Notes

FARLEY CASTLE, composed by Henry Lawes (b. Dinton, Wiltshire, England, 1596; d. London, England, 1662), was first published in treble and bass parts as a setting for Psalm 72 in George Sandys's Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (1638). In the British tradition the tune is used as a setting for Horatius Bonar's communion hymn "Here, O My Lord, I See Thee," but now the tune is also often set to Peacey's text.

Lawes was a well-known composer, singer, and teacher in seventeenth-century England. His teaching career began with his appointment as music tutor to the daughters of the Earl of Bridgewater. Later he was a voice teacher to professional singers. In 1631 he was appointed musician in the court of Ring Charles I; he lost this position during Cromwell's reign but was reappointed at the Restoration. Lawes was known as a composer of some four hundred songs, many of which were used in stage productions. He and John Milton (PHH 136) collaborated on the famous masque Comus (1634). The writer of about twenty anthems, including one for the coronation of Charles II in 1660, Lawes also contributed tunes to George Sandys' Psalms (1638) and to Choice Psalms put into Musick for three Voices (1648), which he published with his brother. Lawes' tunes were reintroduced to modern hymnody when Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) included five of them in The English Hymnal (1906).

FARLEY CASTLE has a rather angular contour; its active harmony is suited to part singing. Use light accompaniment and a measured pace for this prayer hymn.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4330
Text: Most Glorious Lord of Life
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #417
Text: Filled with the Spirit's Power
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #210Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #314Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #633b
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #184
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #304
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #315Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #483
Common Praise (1998) #305TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #151Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #239Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #170
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #279TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #452TextPage Scan
Hymnal Supplement 98 #884
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #391
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #361
Lutheran Service Book #631Text
Lutheran Service Book #769Text
Lutheran Service Book #786
Lutheran Worship #243Text
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #417Text InfoTune InfoScoreFlexscoreAudio
Small Church Music #601Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4330TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #182TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #255TextPage Scan
Include 10 pre-1979 instances



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