ROCKINGHAM (Miller)

Harmonizer: Edward Miller

Edward Miller, Mus. Doc., b. 1735, Norwich, England; d. 1807, Doncaster Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Harmonizer: Edward Miller (1790)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 13421 35655 17655
Key: D Major/E♭ Major
Source: Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature, London, 1778
Article: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross by Sue Mitchell-Wallace (from The Hymn)

Texts

Crucifixion to the World by the Death of Christ

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

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Notes

Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North America with Isaac Watts' "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" (384). The tune title refers to a friend and patron of Edward Miller, the Marquis of Rockingham, who served twice as Great Britain's prime minister.

Miller's father had made his living laying brick roads, and the young Edward became an apprentice in the same trade. Unhappy with that profession, however, he ran away to the town of Lynn and studied music with Charles Burney, the most prominent music historian of his day. A competent flute and organ player, he was organist at the parish church in Doncaster from 1756 to 1807. Miller was active in the musical life of the Doncaster region and composed keyboard sonatas and church music. His most influential publications were The Psalms of David for the Use of Parish Churches (1790), in which he sought to reform metrical psalmody (and which included ROCKINGHAM), and David's Harp(1805), an important Methodist tunebook issued by Miller with his son.

ROCKINGHAM (or ROCKINGHAM OLD) is one of the finest long-meter tunes in the history of church music and is much loved by those who sing in harmony. A slight hold (stretching rather than adding a beat) is appropriate at the end of the second phrase and helps to provide a sense of two long musical lines. Stanzas 4 and 5 need the full resources of organ and other instruments. Keep the music stately and awe-inspiring with respect to the marvelous salvation of which the text sings.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #784
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The Cyber Hymnal #36
Text: Almighty Father, Hear Our Cry
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The Cyber Hymnal #332
Text: And Will the Great Eternal God
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The Cyber Hymnal #1352
Text: Eternal Power, Whose High Abode
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The Cyber Hymnal #4233
Text: My God, My King, Thy Various Praise
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The Cyber Hymnal #4236
Text: My God, and Is Thy Table Spread?
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The Cyber Hymnal #4536
Text: Not Here, as to the Prophet's Eye
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The Cyber Hymnal #5139
Text: O Lord Most High
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The Cyber Hymnal #5762
Text: Remember, Lord, Our Mortal State
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The Cyber Hymnal #6076
Text: Since with My God with Perfect Heart
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The Cyber Hymnal #6576
Text: To God My Earnest Voice I Raise
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The Cyber Hymnal #6889
Text: Thy Presence, Gracious God, Afford
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The Cyber Hymnal #6991
Text: 'Twas on That Night When Doomed to Know
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #178
Text: What Shall I Render to the LORD
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The United Methodist Hymnal #299
Text: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
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