[Our Father, who art in heaven] (Merbekce 22222)

[Our Father, who art in heaven] (Merbekce 22222)

Composer: John Merbecke
Published in 7 hymnals

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Composer: John Merbecke

John Marbeck, Merbeck or Merbecke (c. 1510 – c. 1585) was an English theological writer and musician who produced a standard setting of the Anglican liturgy. He is also known today for his setting of the Mass, Missa Per arma justitiae. Probably a native of Beverley in Yorkshire, Merbecke appears to have been a boy chorister at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and was employed as an organist there from about 1541. Two years later he was convicted with four others of heresy and sentenced to be burnt at the stake, but received a pardon owing to the intervention of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester. An English Concordance of the Bible which Merbecke had been preparing at the suggestion of Richard Turner, was however confiscated and destr… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Our Father, who art in heaven] (Merbekce 22222)
Composer: John Merbecke
Incipit: 22222 23212 17171
Key: g minor
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Common Praise (1998) #684


Small Church Music #1861


The New English Hymnal #542h

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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