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JULIUS (Shaw)

JULIUS (Shaw)

Composer: Martin Shaw (1935)
Published in 3 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Martin Shaw

Martin F. Shaw was educated at the Royal College of Music in London and was organist and choirmaster at St. Mary's, Primrose Hill (1908-1920), St. Martin's in the Fields (1920-1924), and the Eccleston Guild House (1924-1935). From 1935 to 1945 he served as music director for the diocese of Chelmsford. He established the Purcell Operatic Society and was a founder of the Plainsong and Medieval Society and what later became the Royal Society of Church Music. Author of The Principles of English Church Music Composition (1921), Shaw was a notable reformer of English church music. He worked with Percy Dearmer (his rector at St. Mary's in Primrose Hill); Ralph Vaughan Williams, and his brother Geoffrey Shaw in publishing hymnals such as Songs… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: JULIUS (Shaw)
Composer: Martin Shaw (1935)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Key: G Major
Copyright: Tune © 1935, Royal School of Church Music

Texts

Listen, All People Who Live in This World

Listen, all people who live in this world;
I will speak wisdom to rich and to poor.
My words will give understanding to you,
bring you instruction with music and song:

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God made me for himself, to serve him here

Lord of All Good

Notes

Martin Edward Fallas Shaw (b. Kensington, London, England, 1875; d. Southwold, Suffolk, England, 1958) composed JULIUS for J. S. Arkwright's iambic text "O Valiant Hearts" and named the tune in memory of his brother, who was reported missing in World War I. JULIUS was first published in Sir Sydney Nicholson's Gift Book in 1935 for the School of English Church Music (which later became the Royal School of Church Music). Take this tune in two broad beats per bar; the resulting "triplets" lend a confident and sure spirit to the text.

Shaw was educated at the Royal College of Music in London and was organist and choirmaster at St. Mary's, Primrose Hill (1908-1920), St. Martin's in the Fields (1920¬1924), and the Eccleston Guild House (1924-1935). From 1935 to 1945 he served as music director for the diocese of Chelmsford. He established the Purcell Operatic Society and was a founder of the Plainsong and Medieval Society and what later became the Royal Society of Church Music.

Author of The Principles of English Church Music Composition (1921), Shaw was a notable reformer of English church music. He worked with Percy Dearmer (his rector at St. Mary's in Primrose Hill; see PHH 595), Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316), and his brother Geoffrey Shaw in publishing hymnals such as Son of Praise (1925, 1931) and the Oxford Book of Carols (1928). A leader in the revival of English opera and folk music scholarship, Shaw composed some one hundred songs as well as anthems and service music; some of his best hymn tunes were published in his Additional Tunes in Use at St. Mary's (1915).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #49

Rejoice in the Lord #430

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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