RHOSYMEDRE

Composer: John David Edwards

Welsh composer; bardic name Penrhiwceibr. John David Edwards (19 December 1805 – 24 November 1885) was a Welsh cleric and hymn-tune composer. Edwards was born in Penderlwyngoch, Gwnnws, in Ceredigion in Wales. After education at Ystrad Meurig school, he attended Jesus College, Oxford, matriculating in 1825 and obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1830. He was ordained deacon in 1832 and priest in 1833, serving as curate at Llansanffraid Glyndyfrdwy in Denbighshire and also in Aberdyfi in Merionethshire. In 1843, he was presented to the parish of Rhosymedre, Denbighshire by Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, and he remained in this post until his death. He took music lessons from Dafydd Siencyn Morgan and was regarded as a good musician.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John David Edwards (1840)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.8
Incipit: 51122 31443 21511
Key: F Major

Notes

John David Edwards (b. Penderlwyngoch, Cardiganshire, Wales, 1805; d. Llanddoget, Denbighshire, North Wales, 1885) was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, England, and ordained an Anglican priest in 1833. He served parishes in Rhosymedre and Llanddoget and published a collection of hymn tunes, Original Sacred Music (2 vols., 1836, 1843), for use in Anglican churches in Wales.

RHOSYMEDRE was published in the 1836 collection. The tune's title is derived from the Welsh parish where Edwards was pastor for some years after 1843. In Wales this tune is associated with Easter and is thought of as a jubilant hymn tune. Outside of Wales, however, it often receives a more devotional treatment.

RHOSYMEDRE is characterized by mainly stepwise motion and by repeated tones. It is a bar form tune (AAB). Sing this fine harmonization in parts. Use firm accompaniment, and play at a moderate pace.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #424Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1099ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #501
Common Praise (1998) #64TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #450TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #281Page Scan
Discipleship Ministries Collection #115
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #187
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #640
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #587
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #371
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #329
Hymns to the Living God #285Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #148TextFlexScoreAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #649Audio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #773TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #863
Lutheran Worship #465
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #534TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #27CTextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #28A
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #459Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #522
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #20TextPage Scan
Sing the Faith #2083
Small Church Music #1947Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #164
The Cyber Hymnal #223TextScoreAudio
The Faith We Sing #2083TextFlexScorePage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #222TextFlexScorePage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #426
The New English Hymnal #274TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #447Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #284
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #285
The Worshiping Church #393
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #506
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #442TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #555
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #4a
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #4b
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted) #4a
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted) #4b
Worship (3rd ed.) #570
Worship and Rejoice #583TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Include 21 pre-1979 instances



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