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OLDOWN

Composer: Basil Harwood

Basil Harwood (11 April 1859 – 3 April 1949) was an English organist and composer. Basil Harwood was born in Woodhouse, Gloucestershire (the second youngest of 12 children) on 11 April 1859. His mother died in 1867 when Basil was eight. His parents were Quakers but his elder sister Ada, on reaching 21 in 1867, converted to the Anglican Church. Basil was allowed to attend the ceremony at the Church of England in Almondsbury and this is where he was first drawn to organ music and choral singing. His father, Edward, remarried two years later in 1869 to a lady from an Anglican family. Basil was now sent to the Montpellier School in Weston-super-Mare for a year. In 1871, at 12 he was enrolled in Clevedon, the preparatory school for Charterh… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: OLDOWN
Composer: Basil Harwood
Meter: 8.4.8.4.8.4
Incipit: 17144 43513 23
Key: E♭ Major

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • A Musical Gift Book 4: 32 Preludes on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Jack C. Goode
    Published By: Darcey Press (2000) pp. 38
  • Twenty Hymn Preludes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Coburn Press (1972) pp. 5

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Christian Science Hymnal (Rev. and enl.) #256

The Australian Hymn Book with Catholic Supplement #73

The Book of Common Praise #665a

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