[Sleep, Holy Babe! Upon Thy mother's breast]

[Sleep, Holy Babe! Upon Thy mother's breast]

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Published in 7 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Sleep, Holy Babe! Upon Thy mother's breast]
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Incipit: 11431 17654 33334
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Lullabies for the Christ Child: Gentle Medleys of the Season for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2005) pp. 25

Organ Solo: With Optional Instrument(s)

  • Reflections of Christmas: Quiet Carol Settings for Organ and Optional Flute
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 18

Organ Solo

  • Sacred Christmas Music: For All Organs
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Charles H. Hansen Music Corporation (1961) pp. 18

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6144
Text: Sleep! Holy Babe
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #6144

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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