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LEOMINSTER (Martin)

LEOMINSTER (Martin)

Composer: G. W. Martin (1862)
Published in 82 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: G. W. Martin

George William Martin; b. 1825, d. Wandsworth, England, 1881 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: G. W. Martin (1862)
Meter: 6.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 33333 43222 32233
Key: D Major

Texts

Make Me a Captive, Lord

A Few More Years Shall Roll

A few more years shall roll,
A few more seasons come,
And we shall be with those that rest
Asleep within the tomb:
Then, O my Lord, prepare
My soul for that great day;
O wash me in Thy precious Blood,
And take my sins away.

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Not What These Hands Have Done

Notes

George William Martin (b. London, England, 1825; d. London, 1881) composed LEOMINSTER, named for a town in the county of Hereford and Worcester (formerly Herefordshire), England. The tune was first published in The Journal of Part Music (vol. 2, 1862), in which it was titled THE PILGRIM'S SONG. Martin was editor of that publica¬tion from 1861 to 1862. As a boy Martin was a chorister in St. Patrick's Cathedral. He taught music at the Normal College for Army Schoolmasters in Chelsea and at St. John's Training College in Battersea. In 1849 he became organist at Christ Church, Battersea. Well-known for his skill in training children's choirs, Martin also conducted mass choirs, such as the Metropolitan Schools Choral Society. He composed glees, madrigals, and part-songs, and edited oratorios of Handel and Haydn. Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) later arranged and harmonized the tune and labeled it as an "Old Melody" in his Church Hymns with Tunes (1874). LEOMINSTER's many repeated tones in lines 1 and 3 give way to the more dramatic shape oflines 2 and 4. The tune's simplicity allows for bringing in harmony, perhaps with stanza 2 unaccompanied. Accompany stanza 3 with a bright and strong organ registration. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #339
Text: Not What My Hands Have Done
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #905
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #338
Text: Ah! Whither Should I Go?
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1506
Text: A Few More Years Shall Roll
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4243
Text: My Heart Doth Overflow
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4668
Text: Not What My Hands Have Done
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7466
Text: Wide Open Are Thy Hands
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #260
Text: Not What My Hands Have Done
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 26 of 26)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #467
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #470
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #512
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #339TextAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #905ScoreAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #534TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #539
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #714
Hymns to the Living God #217TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #624TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #604TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #260Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Singing the New Testament #165
Singing the New Testament #227
Small Church Music #381Audio
Small Church Music #2008Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #338TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1506TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4243TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4668TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7466TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #169TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #461TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #540TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #692TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #357
Include 56 pre-1979 instances
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