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Tune Information

Incipit: 53212 16555 65435
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Finnish folk melody


NYLAND, named for a province in Finland, is a folk melody from Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia, Finland. In fact, the tune is also known as KUORTANE. NYLAND was first published with a hymn text in an appendix to the 1909 edition of the Finnish Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja. It gained popularity in the English-speaking world after David Evans's use of it in the British Church Hymnary of 1927 as a setting for Anna 1. Waring's text "In Heavenly Love Abiding." Evans (b. Resolven, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1874; d. Rosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire, Wales, 1948) edited that hymnal, which was the source of a number of his harmonizations, including this one. David Evans was an important leader in Welsh church music. Educated at Arnold College, Swansea, and at University College, Cardiff, he received a doctorate in music from Oxford University. His longest professional post was as professor of music at University College in Cardiff (1903-1939), where he organized a large music department. He was also a well-known and respected judge at Welsh hymn-singing festivals and a composer of many orchestral and choral works, anthems, service music, and hymn tunes. NYLAND is a modified rounded bar-form tune (AA'BA') with a wide-ranging melodic contour and a fine harmonization for part singing. It needs good singers for the harmony and requires organ phrasing that produces four long lines. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Instances (1 - 47 of 47)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #508


Celebrating Grace Hymnal #77

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #528

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #662


Chalice Hymnal #680

Chalice Hymnal #764a

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #204


Christian Worship #388

Christian Worship #552

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #313

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #419


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #421


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #576

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Glory to God #324

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Glory to God #725

Hymnal 1982 #232


Hymnal 1982 #655

Hymnal Supplement 98 #880

Hymns and Psalms #478b


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #373

Hymns of the Saints #177

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #50

Lift Up Your Hearts #40


Lift Up Your Hearts #318

Lutheran Service Book #855


Moravian Book of Worship #508


Moravian Book of Worship #634


Presbyterian Hymnal #389


Presbyterian Hymnal #560

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #285

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #67

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #244

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #489


Sing the Faith #2243


Small Church Music #2944


Small Church Music #3509


The Cyber Hymnal #3035


The Faith We Sing #2243

The New Century Hymnal #390


The Worshiping Church #521


Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #372

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #65A


With One Voice #755


Wonder, Love, and Praise #778


Worship Supplement 2000 #779

Include 18 pre-1979 instances
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