FEDERAL STREET

FEDERAL STREET

Composer: Henry K. Oliver (1832)
Published in 252 hymnals


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

Composer: Henry K. Oliver

Henry Kemble Oliver; b. Beverly, Mass., 1800; d. Boston, 1885 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Henry K. Oliver (1832)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 33343 (5)54 34443 34455
Key: F Major

Notes

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Academy Collection of Church Music (1836).The tune name refers to the street in Boston where Oliver's boyhood church stood, al1 to the street in Salem where Oliver's wife, Sally, was “reared, wooed, won, and married.”

Kemble was educated at Harvard and Dartmouth. He taught in the public schools of Salem (1818-1842) and was superintendent of the Atlantic Cotton Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1848-1858). His civic service included being mayor of Lawrence (1859¬1861) and Salem (1877-1880), state treasurer (1861-1865), and organizer of the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics and Labor (1867-1873). Oliver was organist at several churches, including Park Street Congregational Church in Boston, North Church in Salem, and the Unitarian Church in Lawrence. A founder of the Mozart Association and several choral societies in Salem, he published his hymn tunes in Hymn and Psalm Tunes (1860) and Original Hymn Tunes (1875).

While the text in this song often consists of two long lines, this tune unfortunately insists on four phrases. Trained choirs can easily couple the short phrases into the longer units the text calls for, but congregations may need persistent help from the organist or choir to complete the longer lines. Sing this tune in harmony. Try the alternate tune MELCOMBE (274) for a closer match of textual lines to musical phrases.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #245
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #117
Text: All That I Am I Owe to Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #431
Text: Behold, a Stranger at the Door
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #776
Text: Come, Dearest Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1181
Text: The Day Draws on with Golden Light
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2414
Text: High in the Heavens, Eternal God
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3209
Text: Jesus, and Shall It Ever Be
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3285
Text: Jesus, the Sinner's Friend
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3721
Text: The Lord, How Wondrous Are His Ways
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4365
Text: My Sins Laid Open to the Rod
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6949
Text: To Thine Eternal Arms, O God
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7397
Text: While o'er Our Guilty Land, O Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #184
Text: LORD, You Have Searched Me
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 42 of 42)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #360
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #423
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #491
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #496
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #649TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #245ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #347TextPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #311
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #515
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #492
Hymns to the Living God #245TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #337FlexscoreAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #759TextFlexscorePage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #760TextFlexscore
Lutheran Worship #393TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #156Page Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #91
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #139BPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #184Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #40Text
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #282
Sing Joyfully #612TextPage Scan
Singing the New Testament #221
Small Church Music #1072Audio
Small Church Music #1073Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #469Text
The Cyber Hymnal #117TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #431TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #776TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1181TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2414TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3209TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3285TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3721TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4365TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6949TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7397TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #317Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #37TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #238TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #340TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #232
Include 210 pre-1979 instances



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