FRANCES (McGranahan)

Composer: James McGranahan

James McGranahan USA 1840-1907. Born at West Fallowfield, PA, uncle of Hugh McGranahan, and son of a farmer, he farmed during boyhood. Due to his love of music his father let him attend singing school, where he learned to play the bass viol. At age 19 he organized his first singing class and soon became a popular teacher in his area of the state. He became a noted musician and hymns composer. His father was reluctant to let him pursue this career, but he soon made enough money doing it that he was able to hire a replacement farmhand to help his father while he studied music. His father, a wise man, soon realized how his son was being used by God to win souls through his music. He entered the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, under… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: FRANCES (McGranahan)
Composer: James McGranahan
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Incipit: 51215 34513 43567
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal.

FRANCES is a rousing tune with strong ascending figures and a rhythmic drive that produces two very long musical lines. Sing in harmony; use bright organ registration and crisp articulation to support this energetic melody.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #307
Text: All Wise, All Good, Almighty Lord
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The Cyber Hymnal #3559
Text: Let All the Earth Jehovah Fear
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The Cyber Hymnal #7808
Text: Ye Righteous, in the Lord Rejoice
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The Cyber Hymnal #8013
Text: The Annunciation
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The Cyber Hymnal #8348
Text: O Let Your Mingling Voices Rise
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The Cyber Hymnal #9577
Text: Behold What Splendor, Hear That Shout
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The Cyber Hymnal #9777
Text: Come, Let Us Sing With Joyful Mirth
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The Cyber Hymnal #9806
Text: Stay, Thou Too Happy Sinner, Stay
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The Cyber Hymnal #10900
Text: Jesus, Thy Saving Name I Bless
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The Cyber Hymnal #11461
Text: Jesu, Thy Weak Disciples See
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The Cyber Hymnal #11758
Text: Not Of Terrestial Mortal Themes
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The Cyber Hymnal #11967
Text: Begin, My Soul, Th'Exalted Lay
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The Cyber Hymnal #12903
Text: To Whom In Peril And Distress
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The Cyber Hymnal #13020
Text: What Angel Can the Grace Explain
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The Cyber Hymnal #13392
Text: Behold, The Awful Day Comes On
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The Cyber Hymnal #14665
Text: Now Sinner, Now What Is Thy Hope?
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #449
Text: O Righteous, in the Lord Rejoice
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  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #449

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Small Church Music #6688

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The Cyber Hymnal #307

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The Cyber Hymnal #3559

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The Cyber Hymnal #7808

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The Cyber Hymnal #8013

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The Cyber Hymnal #8348

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The Cyber Hymnal #9577

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The Cyber Hymnal #9777

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The Cyber Hymnal #9806

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The Cyber Hymnal #10900

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The Cyber Hymnal #11461

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The Cyber Hymnal #11758

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The Cyber Hymnal #11967

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The Cyber Hymnal #12903

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The Cyber Hymnal #13020

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The Cyber Hymnal #13392

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The Cyber Hymnal #14665

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #232

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