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LYNDHURST (Blunt)

Composer: F. W. Blunt

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Tune Information

Title: LYNDHURST (Blunt)
Composer: F. W. Blunt
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D
Incipit: 56711 75565 56713
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

MERRIAL (sometimes known as LYNDHURST) is a fine tune by Frederic William Blunt (b. Mayfair, Westminster, Middlesex, England, 1839; d. Kensington, London, England, 1921). Not much is known about Blunt except that he was a London solicitor by profession and a musician by avocation. He originally composed the tune in 1871 for James Montgomery's "In the Hour of Trial." MERRIAL was published in the British collection Church Praise, with Tunes (1883) as a setting for Sabine Baring-Gould's "Now the Day Is Over." MERRIAL increases in dramatic intensity as it progresses. Sing it in parts on a firm half-note pulse.

MERRIAL should not be confused with the popular tune of the same name by Joseph Barnby (438) set to "Now the Day Is Over" in 1869, but with no tune name given. When introducing Barnby's tune to the United States in Spiritual Songs (1878), Charles S. Robinson named it EMMELAR, after the initials of his daughter, M.L.R. He later renamed it MERRIAL, for his daughter Mary L.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Timeline

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #848
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2615
Text: Holy Spirit, Hear Us (Parker)
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5703
Text: Purer Yet and Purer
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7035
Text: Unto God Our Savior
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9627
Text: Bethlehem Rejoices
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #175
Text: Unto God Our Savior
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #848

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #269

Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #175

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2615

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #5703

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7035

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9627

Include 76 pre-1979 instances
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