Composer: Thomas Turton (1860)
Published in 42 hymnals

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Composer: Thomas Turton

Turton, Thomas; b. 25 Feb. 1780 Yorkshire, England; d. 7 Jan. 1864 London; clergyman and scholar Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Thomas Turton (1860)
Incipit: 11232 17123 54323
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Thomas Turton (b. Hatfield, Yorkshire, England, 1780; d. Westminster, Middlesex, England, 1864) composed ST. ETHELDREDA in 1860; it was published in James Turle's Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship (1863). Educated at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, England, Turton became a professor of mathematics at Cambridge in 1822 and five years later a professor of divinity at the same school. In 1830 he left Cambridge to become Dean of Peter borough. He also served as Dean of Westminster (1842-1845) and as Bishop of Ely from 1845 until his death. Turton wrote many polemical tracts and composed some church music. This simple but charming tune is in the style of the older English psalm tunes. Sing much of the hymn in harmony, possibly with some antiphonal stanzas, but sing stanza 7 in unison. The singing and its accompaniment should contribute to the sense of awe inherent in the text. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #655
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1033ScoreAudio
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #566Page Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #558a
Hymns to the Living God #40TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #548TextFlexscore
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #638Audio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #499Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #64
Singing the New Testament #203
Small Church Music #1582Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #637TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5949TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7152TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10938TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #35TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #583TextPage Scan
Include 25 pre-1979 instances
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