Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons (1861)
Published in 42 hymnals

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Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons

Born: January 19, 1834, Canterbury, Kent, England. Died: June 29, 1905, Nottingham, England. Irons was a nephew of the brothers Stephen & George Elvey. He became a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral under T. E. Jones. After studying music under Stephen Elvey at Oxford, he was appointed organist at St. Columba’s College, a large public school at Rathfarnham, near Dublin, Ireland. He stayed there only a few months before being offered the position of organist at Southwell Minister. From Southwell, he went to Chester as assistant organist to Frederic Gunton. Three years later, he accepted an appointment at St. Andrew’s Church, Nottingham, where he remained until his death.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ST. COLUMBA (Irons)
Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons (1861)
Incipit: 54322 13562 55323
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Small Church Music #2628
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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #606

TextPage Scan

CPWI Hymnal #29

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #14


Small Church Music #2628

Include 38 pre-1979 instances
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