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RIPLEY (Gregorian)

RIPLEY (Gregorian)

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Title: RIPLEY (Gregorian)
Incipit: 13534 65351 43221
Key: D Major
Source: Gregorian Chant (arr.)
Copyright: Public Domain


RIPLEY, composed in 1839, comes from the prolific pen of Lowell Mason (PHH 96), the great American promoter and publisher of school, choral, and congregational music. The tune title, assigned later, presumably honors George Ripley (1802-1889), the famous New York literary critic and transcendentalist. RIPLEY is a classically shaped rounded bar form (AABA) in which the third line provides the contrast and climax to the other lines. It is an energetic tune that calls for jubilant singing in parts and, on festive occasions, the use of brass (probably in E-flat major).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



Organ Solo

  • The Organist's Companion Volume 44 Number 5 July August 2022 General, Weddings, Patriotic, Communion: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Larry Visser
    Published By: Leupold Foundation (2022) pp. 20
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 42 Number 2 December 1978: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1978) pp. 52


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