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MERCER STREET

MERCER STREET

Composer: Malcolm Williamson
Published in 4 hymnals


Composer: Malcolm Williamson

Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher Williamson AO (honorary), CBE (21 November 1931 – 2 March 2003) was an Australian composer. He was the Master of the Queen's Music from 1975 until his death. Williamson was born in Sydney and studied composition and horn at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His teachers included Eugene Goossens. In 1950 he moved to London where he worked as an organist, a proofreader, and a nightclub pianist. From 1953 he studied with Elisabeth Lutyens. Williamson was a prolific composer at this time, receiving many commissions and often performed his own works, both on organ and piano. In 1975, the death of Sir Arthur Bliss left the title of Master of the Queen's Music vacant. The selection of Williamson to fil… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: MERCER STREET
Composer: Malcolm Williamson
Meter: 6.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 31354 33136 54313
Key: b minor or modal
Copyright: © 1975 by Hope Publishing Company

Texts

This Is My Father's World

This is my Father's world,
And to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world:
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas--
His hand the wonders wrought.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Text

The Hymnal 1982 #651

Text

Together in Song #149

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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