SONG 67

SONG 67

Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1623)
Published in 49 hymnals


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

Composer: Orlando Gibbons

Orlando Gibbons (baptised 25 December 1583 – 5 June 1625) was an English composer, virginalist and organist of the late Tudor and early Jacobean periods. He was a leading composer in the England of his day. Gibbons was born in Cambridge and christened at Oxford the same year – thus appearing in Oxford church records. Between 1596 and 1598 he sang in the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, where his brother Edward Gibbons (1568–1650), eldest of the four sons of William Gibbons, was master of the choristers. The second brother Ellis Gibbons (1573–1603) was also a promising composer, but died young. Orlando entered the university in 1598 and achieved the degree of Bachelor of Music in 1606. James I appointed him a Gentleman of th… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1623)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 15345 66551 67761
Key: D Major
Source: Llyfr y Psalmau, 1621

Notes

SONG 67 was published as a setting for Psalm 1 in Edmund Prys's Welsh Llyfr y Psalmau (1621). Erik Routley (PHH 31) suggests that the tune should be ascribed to Prys.

Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) supplied a new bass line for the melody when it was published with a number of his own tunes in George Withers's Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1623). There it was a setting for the sixty-seventh song (thus the title), a paraphrase of Acts 1:12-26. The tune originally had "gathering" (long) notes at the beginning of each of the four phrases.

A rather sturdy tune, SONG 67 is built on a few melodic motives. Sing in harmony in two broad musical lines rather than four short phrases.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #957
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3685
Text: Lord, from the Depths to Thee I Cried
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4097
Text: Lo! What a Glorious Sight Appears
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5326
Text: O Sing a New Song to the Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7527
Text: Within the Maddening Maze of Things
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8077
Text: Are All the Foes of Sion Fools?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10024
Text: Forever Blessed Be The Lord
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #563
Text: God Works His Purposes in Us
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 22 of 22)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #299aText
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #420bText
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #221a
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #957Tune InfoScoreAudio
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #216a
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #276bPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #204TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #745Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #697Text
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #171b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #372
Lutheran Worship #395Text
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #563Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #81Text
Small Church Music #1536Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3685TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4097TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5326TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7527TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8077TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10024TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #225aTextPage Scan
Include 27 pre-1979 instances



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