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MANOAH

Composer: Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino A. Rossini; b. 1792, Pesaro; d. 1868, Ruelle near Parise Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Gioacchino Rossini (1851, arr.)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 12321 77662 3432
Key: A♭ Major
Source: H. W. Greatorex's Collection,1851
Copyright: Public Domain

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MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as melodies by his father, Thomas, and grandfather Anthony. Because no other source has been traced, it is believed that Greatorex composed MANOAH. Greatorex (b. Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, 1813; d. Charleston, SC, 1858) received his early music training from his father, who was organist at Westminster Abbey. After moving to the United States in 1839, he served as organist at the Center Congregational Church and at St. John's Church, both in Hartford, Connecticut. He accepted the position of organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church around 1846 and later became organist and choirmaster of the Calvary Episcopal Church, both in New York City. His final musical position was at the Episcopal Church in Charleston. The composer gave arbitrary names to his tunes: Manoah was the father of Samson in the Old Testament. This well-crafted common-meter tune features some repetition of melodic motives and a harmonization that invites part singing. Sing in harmony in two long lines rather than four short phrases. Use moderate organ accompaniment at first, but make sure it swells for stanza 4. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

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