NYLAND

Tune Information

Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Incipit: 53212 16555 65435
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Finnish folk melody

Notes

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

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #508

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #77

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #528

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #662

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Chalice Hymnal #680

Chalice Hymnal #764a

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #204

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #388

Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #552

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #313

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #419

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #421

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #576

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #324

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #725

Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #232

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #655

Hymnal Supplement 98 #880

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #478b

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #373

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #177

Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #50

Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #40

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Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #318

Lutheran Service Book #855

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Moravian Book of Worship #508

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Moravian Book of Worship #634

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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #389

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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #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

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Sing the Faith #2243

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Small Church Music #2944

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Small Church Music #3509

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The Cyber Hymnal #3035

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The Faith We Sing #2243

The New Century Hymnal #390

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The Worshiping Church #521

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #372

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With One Voice #755

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Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #778

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Worship Supplement 2000 #779

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