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MADRID (Matthews)

MADRID (Matthews)

Published in 7 hymnals

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

Tune Information

Title: MADRID (Matthews)
Incipit: 17654 34511 71232
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain


William Matthews (b. Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, 1759; d. Nottingham, England, 1830) composed MADRID (not to be confused with another tune of that name associated with "Come, Christians, Join to Sing") early in the nineteenth century, but it is not clear how the tune acquired its name. Matthews was a stocking-maker at Nottingham and served as choirmaster and music teacher. He also owned a music shop in Houndsditch. Little else is known about his life.

This decorative tune consists of six lines, each of which has its own character. Sing MADRID in harmony, with joy, and with a sense for the half note as the main beat.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns and Psalms #684a


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #375

Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #92

Singing the Faith #561


Small Church Music #3563

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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