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: 1(2)3 21D77 66U2( 3)432
Key: A♭ Major
Source: H. W. Greatorex's Collection,1851
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Walk in the light: so shalt thou know

Walk in the light: so shalt thou know
That fellowship of love
His Spirit only can bestow,
Who reigns in light above.

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Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme

Notes

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

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #414
Text: O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #565
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #421
Text: Begin, My Tongue, Some Heav'nly Theme
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #1220
Text: Dear Father, to Thy Mercy Seat
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The Cyber Hymnal #2201
Text: How Beautiful the Mystery
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The Cyber Hymnal #2905
Text: I Love the Voice Divine
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The Cyber Hymnal #2957
Text: In Anger, Lord, Rebuke Me Not
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The Cyber Hymnal #3164
Text: I Walk the King's Highway
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The Cyber Hymnal #4237
Text: My God, My Portion, and My Love
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The Cyber Hymnal #5010
Text: O Jesus Christ, Grow Thou in Me
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The Cyber Hymnal #5192
Text: O Mystery of Love Divine
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The Cyber Hymnal #7449
Text: Why Did the Nations Join to Slay
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The Cyber Hymnal #7749
Text: Ye Children Come, Give Ear to Me
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The Cyber Hymnal #7880
Text: Our Pilgrim Brethren, Dwelling Far
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The Cyber Hymnal #9467
Text: Upon Judea's Midnight Plains
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The Cyber Hymnal #9845
Text: O What A Conquest Jesus Won
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The Cyber Hymnal #9999
Text: Firm As The Earth Thy Gospel Stands
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The Cyber Hymnal #10461
Text: Again Our Earthly Cares We Leave
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The Cyber Hymnal #10618
Text: Ye Sinners On Backsliding Bent
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The Cyber Hymnal #11061
Text: These Are The Crowns That We Shall Wear
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The Cyber Hymnal #11230
Text: My Thoughts On Awful Subjects Roll
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #485
Text: O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 40 of 40)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #414TextAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #565ScoreAudio
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #524
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #2
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #303
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #366
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #828TextFlexScorePage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #29
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #286
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #485Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #315
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #13Text
Sing Joyfully #109TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1981Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #463Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #30
The Cyber Hymnal #421TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1220TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2201TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2905TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2957TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3164TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4237TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5010TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5192TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7449TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7749TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7880TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9467TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9845TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9999TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10461TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10618TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11061TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11230TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #70Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #321TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #56TextPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #253
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #237Text
Include 178 pre-1979 instances



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