GROSVENOR

GROSVENOR

Composer: Edward Harwood
Published in 5 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Edward Harwood

Edward Harwood (of Darwen) (1707–1787) was an English composer of hymns, anthems and songs. His setting of Alexander Pope's The Dying Christian (Vital spark of heav'nly flame) was enormously popular at one time and was widely performed at funerals. Edward Harwood was born at Hoddlesden, near Darwen, Lancashire, in 1707. His early training was as a hand-loom weaver, but he subsequently became a professional musician in Liverpool. His first collection of psalmody, A set of hymns and psalm tunes, was published in London in 1781 and a second collection, entitled A Second Set of Hymns and Psalm Tunes/ was published at Chester in 1786. He died in 1787. Harwood's setting of Pope's ode "Vital spark of heav'nly flame" was first published in… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: GROSVENOR
Composer: Edward Harwood
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Incipit: 11567 12713 2172
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns and Psalms #39

Hymns and Psalms #786

Audio

Small Church Music #2699

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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