REFUGE (Smart)

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart

Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza­tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: REFUGE (Smart)
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Meter: D
Incipit: 32114 32543 26713
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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In Excelsis #405

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In Excelsis #a405

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The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #146

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Worship Song #761

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