Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

KING'S WESTON

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams; OM 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores. He was also a collector of English folk music and song: this activity both influenced his editorial approach to the English Hymnal, beginning in 1904, in which he included many folk song arrangements set as hymn tunes, and also influenced several of his own original compositions. Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on 12 October 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, where his father, the Reverend Arthur Vaughan Williams (the surname Vaughan Williams is an unhyphenated double-barrelled name of Welsh origin), was vicar. Following his father's death in 1875 he was taken by his mother, Margare… Go to person page >

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

Instances (1 - 54 of 54)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #19
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #98bText
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #396Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #427
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #287Text
Chalice Hymnal #470Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #319
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #344Text
Common Praise (1998) #375Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #380b
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #53Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #416Text
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #154Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #217Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #264Text InfoTextAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #435Text
Hymnal: A Worship Book #342
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #199
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #213
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #548
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #445
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #220TextAudio
Lutheran Service Book #509TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #512TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #178Text
Moravian Book of Worship #480
Moravian Book of Worship #651Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #148Text
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #467Text InfoTune InfoTextAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #336Text
Renew! #279Text
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #232
Sing! A New Creation #265TextAudio
Singing the New Testament #157
Singing the New Testament #218
Small Church Music #1258Audio
The New Century Hymnal #255
The New Century Hymnal #586
The New English Hymnal #50TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #167bText
The United Methodist Hymnal #168TextAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal #592TextAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #99Text
The Worshiping Church #722Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #163Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #285TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #97
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #335Text
Worship (3rd ed.) #499Text
Worship (4th ed.) #563
Worship (4th ed.) #860
Worship and Rejoice #321Text
Worship and Rejoice #555Text
Worship Supplement 2000 #763Text
Include 20 pre-1979 instances



Advertisements