ROK NOVY

ROK NOVY

Published in 6 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Tune Information

Title: ROK NOVY
Meter: 8.8.8.6
Incipit: 11177 12373 34455
Key: f minor
Source: T. Zavorka's Kancional, 1602

Texts

Greet Now the Swiftly Changing Year

The Lord Almighty Spoke the Word

The Lord Almighty spoke the word,
the morning stars together sang;
the word he spoke through chaos broke,
the worlds in order sprang.

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Notes

ROK NOVY is an anonymous Slovak tune that was first published in Tobias Zavorka's Kancional of 1602, though it may date back into the fifteenth century. The tune title means "new year" and is the incipit of the Slovak Old/New Year text "Rok novy zase k nam prisel," traditionally associated with this music (PHH 444). Zavorka served as a pastor and dean in the Bohemian city of Dubrava. Kancional was an important Bohemian Brethren hymnal containing 770 tunes (usually dated 1602, the year in which work on the hymnal began, although it was published around 1606).

The tune is a fine match for the striking text: a short initial phrase launches the remainder of the melody, which flows on in one long line. The harmony, prepared in 1984 by choral composer Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4), is well suited to part singing. Raise the final tenor note at the end of stanza 3 to conclude with a bright major chord.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 15: Lesser Festivals: K - Z
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Richard Wienhorst
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 27

Organ Solo

  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 15: Lesser Festivals: K - Z
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Richard Wienhorst
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 27

Media

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #283
Text: The Lord Almighty Spoke the Word
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #444
Text: Greet Now the Swiftly Changing Year
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
Audio

Lutheran Worship #183

Moravian Book of Worship #504

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #283

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #444

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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