[I am thinking today of the beautiful land]

[I am thinking today of the beautiful land]

Composer: John R. Sweney
Published in 89 hymnals


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Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John R. Sweney
Meter: 12.9.12.9
Incipit: 34545 13217 12234
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #742
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #7483
Text: Will There Be Any Stars?
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #742

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #155

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #485

Audio

Small Church Music #3683

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7483

Text

Timeless Truths #91

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