LUMEN VITAE

LUMEN VITAE

Composer: Joseph Barnby
Published in 3 hymnals


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Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Joseph Barnby

Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions in… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: LUMEN VITAE
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Meter: 10.4.10.4.10.10
Incipit: 33344 46543 17455
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #554b
Text: Lead, kindly Light, amid th'encircling gloom

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #512b

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The Church Hymnary #300

ScoreAudio

Worship in Song #554b

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