GREENLAND (Haydn)

GREENLAND (Haydn)

Composer (attr.): Michael Haydn
Published in 72 hymnals


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Composer (attr.): Michael Haydn

Joann Michael Haydn; b. 1737, Rohrau, Austria; d. 1806, Salzburg Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (attr.): Michael Haydn
Meter: 7.6.7.6
Incipit: 35555 13322 44323
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Lausanne Psalter

Notes

GREENLAND, an example of the popular nineteenth-century practice of creating hymn tunes from the works of classical composers, is thought to be originally from one of J. Michael Haydn's (PHH 67) "Deutschen Kirchen Messen." The tune acquired its title from its occasional association with the text "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" by Reginald Heber (PHH 249). The harmonization is from Benjamin Jacob's National Psalmody (1819). Jacob (b. London, England, 1778; d. London, 1829) became the organist of Salem Chapel in Soho, London, at age ten. Known as one of the best organists of his day, he was also active as a pianist and conductor. He included his own tunes and harmonizations as well as those of others in the 1819 hymnbook he compiled. GREENLAND has a large range, strong high points, and a rising "rocket" figure at the beginning of the fourth line. It is well suited to choral harmony with brass accompaniment. Because the first two stanzas are sung by believers to believers, the congregation could divide as follows: women on stanza 1; men on stanza 2; all on stanza 3. Sing the hymn with a great sense of rejoicing, but note the change (st. 2-3) to a sense of hopeful expectation that Christ will soon return. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #708
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2194
Text: How Beauteous on the Mountains
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4994
Text: O Hear Them Marching, Marching
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #333
Text: Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

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American Lutheran Hymnal #558

Baptist Hymnal 1956 #111

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #15

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #708

Christian Science Hymnal #120

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Christian Science Hymnal #151

Christian Worship: a hymnal #486

Christian Worship: a hymnal #564

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #151

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #358

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #576

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Gospel Carols #104

Great Hymns of the Faith #135

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #868

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Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #15

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Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #157

Hymnal of the Church of God #27

Hymnal of the Church of God #77

Hymns for Creative Living #63

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Hymns for the Living Age #278

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Hymns for the Living Age #406

Hymns of the Twentieth Century #14

Les Chants du Pèlerin #72

Mennonite Brethren Church Hymnal #47

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #372

Pilgrim Hymnal #190

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Praise and Service #88

Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #52

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #333

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Small Church Music #2117

The Beacon Song and Service book #137

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #353

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #807

The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church #164

The Cokesbury Hymnal #80

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The Cyber Hymnal #2194

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The Cyber Hymnal #4994

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The Hymnal #400

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #312

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #571

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The Hymnal of Praise #95

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The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #63

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The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #138

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The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #428

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #4

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The Hymnbook #482

The Mennonite Hymnal #42

The Mennonite Hymnal #194

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #476

The New National Baptist Hymnal #103

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #27

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #381

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #234

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The Westminster Hymnal for congregational and social use and for the Sunday School #79

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The Westminster Hymnal for congregational and social use and for the Sunday School #278

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Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #135

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #67

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #216

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