GERONTIUS

GERONTIUS

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1868)
Published in 60 hymnals


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Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: GERONTIUS
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1868)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 33215 13532 11116
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Organ Solo

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    Composer/Editor C. Griffith Bratt
    Published By: Paraclete Press (2015) pp. 8
  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 3 Lent and Passiontide: 35 Original Pieces on Hymns for Lent and Passiontide
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2015) pp. 32
  • The Organist's Great Big Lent & Easter Book: A Feast of Music for the Greatest Season of the Year
    Composer/Editors Stanley Vann; Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 137
  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year Book 2: Ordinary Time
    Composer/Editors Aaron Shows; William Lloyd Webber
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 78
  • The Organist's Companion from Lent to Easter: Over 50 Seasonal Pieces for Organ

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 125
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 69
  • Preludes on the Great Hymn Tunes of Lent, Holy Week and Easter
    Composer/Editor John Marsh
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 14, 22
  • 100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Andrew Fletcher
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 77
  • Preludes for Fifty-five Well-known Hymn Tunes: Modeled after the Free Organ Accompaniments of T. Tertius Noble
    Composer/Editor Howard D. McKinney
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1967) pp. 17
  • Hymntune Preludes for the Organ Volume IV: Communion General
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1962) pp. 11

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keyes: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 98
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 60
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 80
  • The Art of Hymn Playing 2nd edition: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 52
  • Restrained Last Verses: Varied Accompaniments for Popular Hymns

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2003) pp. 48
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 58
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 58
  • Finishing Touch: One Hundred Last Verse Arrangements of Well-Known Hymn Tunes - New and Enlarged Edition
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 21
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 60
  • Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1994) pp. 35
  • Accompaniments for Unison Hymn-Singing
    Composer/Editor Gerald H. Knight
    Published By: The Royal School of Church Music (1981) pp. 17
  • 44 Hymn Tunes Freely Harmonized: For Unison Singing
    Composer/Editor Eric Harding Thiman
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 9
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor T. Tertius Noble
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1946) pp. 53
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 10: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 7

Instruments: Instrumental Solo with Organ

  • Hymntune Duets for C Instruments and Organ
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1970) pp. 24

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Instances

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Common Praise (1998) #372

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #572b

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Complete Mission Praise #563

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #117a

Hymns and Psalms #231a

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #140b

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #378a

Singing the Faith #334

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Small Church Music #257

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The Cyber Hymnal #4226

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The Cyber Hymnal #4628

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The Cyber Hymnal #5638

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The Cyber Hymnal #7676

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The Cyber Hymnal #12580

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