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Composer: John Cole (1800)
Published in 49 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: John Cole

John Cole, author of "Geneva," was born in Tewksbury, Eng., 1774, and came to the United States in his boyhood (1785). Baltimore, Md. became his American home, and he was educated there. Early in life he became a musician and music publisher. At least twleve of his principle song collections from 1800 to 1832 are mentioned by Mr. Hubert P. Main, most of them sacred and containing many of his own tunes. He continued to compose music till his death, Aug. 17, 1855. Mr. Cole was leader of the regimental band known as "The Independent Blues," which played in the War of 1812, and was present at the "North Point" fight, and other battles. The story of hymns and tunes; by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth, New York: The American Track Soc… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: GENEVA (Cole)
Composer: John Cole (1800)
Incipit: 11233 45171 67256
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000) pp. 43
  • Ten Introductions on Hymns for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany: Volume 2 for Organ
    Composer/Editor David M. Lasky
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1997) pp. 6
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: By Fifty American Composers
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 89
  • Free Hymn Accompaniments: 46 Tunes, 74 Hymns, Fully Indexed
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1979) pp. 47
  • Organ Descants for Selected Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1972) pp. 35


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1043
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #76


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1043

Hymnal #72

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Voices Together #119

Include 45 pre-1979 instances
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