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SAWLEY (Walch)

SAWLEY (Walch)

Composer: James Walch (1860)
Published in 149 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: James Walch

James Walch was a musician and composer, born near Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1837. He spent his early life in the town and was organist in several churches there, including the parish church of St George’s. From 1870-1877, he was conductor for the Bolton Philharmonic Society. He also composed at least four published hymn tunes, the best known of which is called “Tidings”. Written in 1875, it’s usually used as the tune to a hymn called “O Zion Haste”. James Walch was a musical instrument dealer by trade, and moved to Barrow-in-Furness in 1877. He later moved to Llandudno Junction in North Wales, where he died in August 1901 and was buried locally. His wife later donated money to pay for the organs in two local churc… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: SAWLEY (Walch)
Composer: James Walch (1860)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 17653 47653 21716
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou.

Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 1891 by James Love

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 35
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 8: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 4

Organ Solo

  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 38 Number 3 February 1975: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; John Troutman
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1975) pp. 29

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #150
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1304
Text: Earth, with Its Dark and Dreadful Ills
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3315
Text: Jehovah, God the Father, Bless
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3444
Text: Jesus, These Eyes Have Never Seen
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3450
Text: Jesus, Thou Art the Sinner's Friend
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4995
Text: O How the Thought of God Attracts
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5529
Text: O Why So Far Removed?
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6129
Text: Sinners, Behold That Downward Road
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8399
Text: O Savior, Awful Was The Word
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9944
Text: Eternal Source Of Life And Light
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10675
Text: The Lord Shall Come In Dead Of Night
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11545
Text: O Teach Me More!
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)
ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #150

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #238

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #322

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #23

Audio

Small Church Music #435

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1304

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3315

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3444

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3450

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4995

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #5529

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6129

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #8399

Text

The Cyber Hymnal #9078

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9944

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10675

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #11545

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #188

TextPage Scan

Worship and Service Hymnal #396

TextPage Scan

ترانيم الإيمان #4

تسابيح المحبة #427

Include 128 pre-1979 instances
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