KING'S WESTON

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Tune Information

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1925)
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D
Incipit: 12321 71234 51345
Key: d minor
Copyright: Copyright 1925 by R. Vaughan Williams

Notes

Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) composed KING'S WESTON for this text. It was published in Songs of Praise (1925). The combination of text and tune in a festive hymn¬-anthem by Vaughan Williams has become a favorite of many church choirs. The tune's title refers to a manor house on the Avon River near Bristol, England. KING'S WESTON is a great tune marked by distinctive rhythmic structures and a soaring climax in the final two lines. Like many of Vaughan Williams's tunes, it is best sung in unison with moderate accompaniment to support this vigorous melody. For festive services use the descant in Vaughan Williams's anthem for stanza 4, or combine select choral stanzas from this anthem with congregational stanzas in the manner hymn concertato, using E minor throughout. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #19

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #98b

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #396

Catholic Book of Worship III #427

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #287

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Chalice Hymnal #470

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #319

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #344

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Common Praise (1998) #375

Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #380b

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #53

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #416

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #154

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #217

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #264

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #435

Hymnal: A Worship Book #342

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #199

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #213

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #548

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #445

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Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #220

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Lutheran Service Book #509

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Lutheran Service Book #512

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Lutheran Worship #178

Moravian Book of Worship #480

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Moravian Book of Worship #651

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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #148

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #467

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Rejoice in the Lord #336

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Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #279

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #232

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Sing! A New Creation #265

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Singing the New Testament #157

Singing the New Testament #218

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Small Church Music #1258

The New Century Hymnal #255

The New Century Hymnal #586

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The New English Hymnal #50

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The United Methodist Hymnal #167b

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The United Methodist Hymnal #168

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The United Methodist Hymnal #592

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The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #99

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The Worshiping Church #722

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #163

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #285

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #97

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Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #335

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Worship (3rd ed.) #499

Worship (4th ed.) #563

Worship (4th ed.) #860

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Worship and Rejoice #321

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Worship and Rejoice #555

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Worship Supplement 2000 #763

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