Composer: John L. Bell

John Bell (b. 1949) was born in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, intending to be a music teacher when he felt the call to the ministry. But in frustration with his classes, he did volunteer work in a deprived neighborhood in London for a time and also served for two years as an associate pastor at the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam. After graduating he worked for five years as a youth pastor for the Church of Scotland, serving a large region that included about 500 churches. He then took a similar position with the Iona Community, and with his colleague Graham Maule, began to broaden the youth ministry to focus on renewal of the church’s worship. His approach soon turned to composing songs within the identifiable traditi… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: LANSDOWNE (Bell)
Composer: John L. Bell (1989, alt.)
Incipit: 55512 34321 25551
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1989 WGRG, The Iona Community (Glasgow, Scotland), G.I.A. Publications, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, exclusive agent.



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • More Hymns for Praise & Worship: Piano/Guitar/Vocal Edition
    Composer/Editor Sarah J. Huffman
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2012) pp. 87
  • Carols for Organists: 20 Spectacular Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 7
  • Ten Introductions on Hymns for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany: Volume 2 for Organ
    Composer/Editor David M. Lasky
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1997) pp. 5


Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #676

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #676

Iona Abbey Music Book #104

Singing the Faith #598

The Book of Praise #557

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #392

Together in Song #545

Voices United #482

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