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HALTON HOLGATE

HALTON HOLGATE

Composer: William Boyce (c. 1765)
Published in 51 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: William Boyce

William Boyce (baptised 1711 – d. 7 February 1779) was an English composer and organist. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HALTON HOLGATE
Composer: William Boyce (c. 1765)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Incipit: 31512 34436 57143
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

HALTON HOLGATE (also called SHARON) is a version of a psalm tune originally composed by William Boyce (b. London, England, 1710; d. Kensington, London, 1779) and published around 1765 in his Collection of Melodies, including tunes by various composers for Christopher Smart's paraphrases of the psalms.

William Boyce was an organist, a composer for both church and theater, and a music editor. He began his musical career as a chorister in St. Paul Cathedral, London, and later served as organist in a number of churches, including the Chapel Royal. However, increasing deafness affected his organ playing, and the last church he served (St. Michael's, Cornhill) asked him to resign. Boyce wrote songs for the stage, odes for important occasions for the royal house, church services, anthems, and hymn tunes. In the history of church music he is also remembered for his Cathedral Music (1760, 1773), a three-volume collection of church music by English composers from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.

Adding melodic tones to the original, the current version of this sturdy tune dates from 1789, where it was included in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica (PHH 413). The harmonization is by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206). Though the entire hymn may be sung by the whole congregation, the drama of the stanzas suggests that the initial stanzas be sung by a choir or soloists and the final stanza by everyone in unison.

Alexander's text is set to Edward J. Hopkins's WRAYBURY in the British tradition and to William H. Jude's GALILEE in many American hymnals (including the 1959 Psalter Hymnal).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

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. 107
  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keys: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 107
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers
    Composer/Editor Rosalie Bonighton
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 88
  • The St. Francis Collection of Free Accompaniments to Hymn Tunes: 80 Settings by Various Composers
    Composer/Editors Dirk van Dissel; Austing C. Lovelace
    Published By: G. I. A. Publications, Inc. (2005) pp. 35
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 62
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 61
  • More Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1997) pp. 35
  • 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. 22
  • More Last Verses: Another Two Hundred Varied Hymn Tune Harmonies
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 79, 145
  • 44 Hymn Tunes Freely Harmonized: For Unison Singing
    Composer/Editor Eric Harding Thiman
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 18

Organ Solo

  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 5 Pentecost and Trinity: 27 Original Pieces on hymns for Pentecost and Trinity
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell; David Thorne
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2016) pp. 26
  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year Book 1: Feasts and Festivals
    Composer/Editor Philip Moore
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 16

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1149
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3586
Text: Lord and Savior, True and Kind
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3800
Text: Light of Those Whose Dreary Dwelling
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #11643
Text: Where Is This Stupendous Stranger?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #553
Text: Jesus Calls Us; O'er the Tumult
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 34 of 34)
Text

Ancient and Modern #634a

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #186b

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #825

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1149

Page Scan

Common Praise (1998) #481

Common Praise #75a

Page Scan

Common Praise #426

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #128b

Text

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #174c

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #118

Hymns and Psalms #655a

Text

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #370

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #429a

Moravian Book of Worship #612

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #637a

Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #553

Audio

Small Church Music #963

Audio

Small Church Music #964

Audio

Small Church Music #1053

Audio

Small Church Music #2911

Audio

Small Church Music #3557

Audio

Small Church Music #3591

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3586

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3800

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #11643

TextPage Scan

The Hymnal 1982 #280

Text

The Hymnal 1982 #351

The Hymnal 1982 #706

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #291

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #297

TextPage Scan

The New English Hymnal #3a

Text

Together in Song #140

Text

Together in Song #509

TextAudio

TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #142b

Include 17 pre-1979 instances
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