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HELMSLEY

Composer: Martin Madan

Madan, Martin, son of Colonel Martin Madan, and brother of Dr. Spencer Madan, sometime Bishop of Peterborough, was born in 1726. He was to have qualified for the Bar, but through a sermon by J. Wesley on the words "Prepare to meet thy God," the whole current of his life was changed. After some difficulty he received Holy Orders, and subsequently founded and became chaplain of the Lock Hospital, Hyde Park Corner. He was popular as a preacher, and had no inconsiderable reputation as a musical composer. He ceased preaching on the publication of his work Thelyphthora, in which he advocated the practice of polygamy. He died in 1790. He published A Commentary on the Articles of the Church of England; A Treatise on the Christian Faith, &c, and:… Go to person page >

Composer (melody): Thomas Augustine Arne

Dr. Thomas Augustine Arne was born March 12, 1710, in London; became early celebrated as a composer, and established his reputation by settling Milton's "Comus" to music - light, airy, and original; he composed many songs, and nearly all his attempts were successful; died March 5, 1778, aged 68. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876 Go to person page >

Composer (attributed to): Thomas Olivers

Thomas Olivers was born in Tregonan, Montgomeryshire, in 1725. His youth was one of profligacy, but under the ministry of Whitefield, he was led to a change of life. He was for a time apprenticed to a shoemaker, and followed his trade in several places. In 1763, John Wesley engaged him as an assistant; and for twenty-five years he performed the duties of an itinerant ministry. During the latter portion of his life he was dependent on a pension granted him by the Wesleyan Conference. He died in 1799. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HELMSLEY
Composer: Martin Madan
Composer (attributed to): Thomas Olivers (1763)
Composer (melody): Thomas Augustine Arne
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Incipit: 13517 65671 65435
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

John Wesley attributed the tune HELMSLEY to Thomas Olivers in Wesley's 1765 Sacred Melodies with his brother's text of "Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending." However, Olivers is said to have heard the tune on the street somewhere. Since the first line resembles a tune by violinist and composer Thomas Augustine Arne composed for Thomas and Sally, or The Sailor's Return in 1761, it is speculated the tune was composed by Arne. Most likely, the tune comes from a 1763 edition Martin Madan's Collection of Psalms and Hymn Tunes Sung at the Chapel of Lock Hospital. Madan was the chaplain at Lock Hospital.

From Let the people sing: hymn tunes in perspective by Paul Westermeyer, 2005, GIA Publications, Inc.

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Free Harmonizations of Favorite Hymns Volume 3: The Christmas Season
    Composer/Editor James M. Guthrie
    Published By: Self-published (2017) pp. LL
  • Let All that Hath Breath: An Organ Album for the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Anglican Musicians
    Composer/Editor Bruce Neswick
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (2016) pp. 9
  • Thirty-Three Hymn Descants and Melodies for All Seasons
    Composer/Editor Patricia D. Backhaus
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2015) pp. 5
  • An Organist's Book of Hymns: The Liturgical Year: 3 Part Hymns and Chorale Preludes
    Composer/Editor Noel Jones
    Published By: Frog Music (2014) pp. 76
  • 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. 111
  • 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. 111
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 68
  • Assist Me To Proclaim: Alternate Hymn Settings Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Henry V. Gerike
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2009) pp. 32
  • The Art of Hymn Playing Volume 2: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2009) pp. 80-81
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 91
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 3: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 361-441
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Wayne L. Wold
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 435
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 3: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 361 - 441
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Glenn Wonacott
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 435
  • Restrained Last Verses: Varied Accompaniments for Popular Hymns
    Composer/Editor Richard Lloyd
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2003) pp. 55
  • 100 Alternative Hymn Tune Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Andrew Moore
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 18
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 66
  • The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000) pp. 53
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 64
  • Hymnal Supplement 98: Vocal Descant Edition
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1999) pp. 802
  • The Creative Use of Descants in Worship: The Creative Church Musician Series / Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1999) pp. 50
  • Final Flourishes: Hymn Tune Settings for Organ and Congregation
    Composer/Editor Antony Baldwin
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1997) pp. 14
  • Free Harmonizations for Hymn-Singing II: 33 Free Hymn Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editor Howard Helvey
    Published By: Beckenhorst Press, Inc. (1996) pp. 8
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 68
  • Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1994) pp. 39
  • Music Supplement: The United Methodist Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Gary Alan Smith
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1991) pp. 157
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: By Fifty American Composers
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 4
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 1: Advent: A - M
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 27
  • Accompaniments for Unison Hymn-Singing
    Composer/Editors Gerald H. Knight; Martin J. R. How
    Published By: The Royal School of Church Music (1981) pp. 19
  • The Faber Books of Descants: Harmony Edition
    Composer/Editor Leslie Russell
    Published By: Faber Music Limited (1969) pp. 13
  • Organ Accompaniments to the Unison Verses of 24 Hymn-Tunes: From the English Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Edward C. Bairstow
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1941) pp. 2
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 2: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 4
  • Alternate Hymn Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor David Joseph Stith
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House pp. LL

Organ Solo

  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Five Tunes HI: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Timothy Shaw
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2014) pp. 18
  • Journey to the Manger: Hymn Preludes for Advent and Christmas
    Composer/Editor James Biery
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2014) pp. 16
  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 1 Advent and Christmas: 38 Original Pieces On Hymns and Carols
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2014) pp. 52
  • Toccata on "Helmsley": For Organ
    Composer/Editor Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: Zimbel Press (2013) pp. 4
  • Praise the One: Ten Organ Impressions for Worship, Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Benjamin M. Culli
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2012) pp. 36
  • 150 Hymn Preludes Book 1 Hymn Tune A - K: Short and Playable Pieces in Keys to Match All Popular Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Christopher Tambling
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2010) pp. 232
  • Be Near Me, Lord Jesus: Five Expansive Organ Preludes for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
    Composer/Editor Robert Lind
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 5
  • Five Advent Preludes
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Paraclete Press (2005) pp. 8
  • Augsburg Organ Library Advent
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; William Lloyd Webber
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 41, 45
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 76
  • 100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Philip Lane
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 70
  • Seasonal Hymn Preludes Volume 1 Advent: Op. 5
    Composer/Editor Robin Dinda
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1995) pp. 38
  • Organ Music for Advent
    Composer/Editor Robert Lind
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1993) pp. 8
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 1: Advent: A - M
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 26
  • Chorale Preludes on English Tunes for Organ: Seven Pieces by Contemporary British Composers
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1977) pp. 2
  • Festal Voluntaries: Advent
    Composer/Editor Lloyd Weber
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1956) pp. 13

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