|Title:||REX GLORIAE (Smart)|
|Composer:||Henry Thomas Smart (1868)|
|Incipit:||15123 43251 23432|
|Key:||A♭ Major/G Major|
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
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