REX GLORIAE (Smart)

REX GLORIAE (Smart)

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1868)
Published in 59 hymnals


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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

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1868)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Incipit: 15123 43251 23432
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REX GLORIAE for this text; the hymn was published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Stanley L. Osborne (PHH 395) suggests that Smart initially intended REX GLORIAE as a tune for children. Derived from the topic of Wordsworth's text, the tune's name means “King of Glory.” A festive tune, REX GLORIAE is in rounded bar form (AABA). Sing in unison and use vigorous accompaniment bordering on marcato. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1360
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4027
Text: Lift the Strain of High Thanksgiving
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #414
Text: See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)
Text

Ancient and Modern #402

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1360

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Christian Worship #174

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Christian Worship #281

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Common Praise (1998) #420

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Common Praise #78

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Common Praise #450

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #591

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #88

Text

Lutheran Service Book #494

Text

Lutheran Service Book #583

Text

Lutheran Worship #343

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #151

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #240b

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #414

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Rejoice in the Lord #431

Audio

Small Church Music #1884

TextScore

The Cyber Hymnal #4027

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The New English Hymnal #132

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #373

TextAudio

TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #170e

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