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ST. GEORGE'S, BOLTON

ST. GEORGE'S, BOLTON

Composer: James Walch (1875)
Published in 48 hymnals


Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: James Walch

James Walch was a musician and composer, born near Bolton 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 churches, St Paul's Llandu… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ST. GEORGE'S, BOLTON
Composer: James Walch (1875)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Incipit: 33257 21561 765
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #259
Text: Go forward, Christian soldier

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #447

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #471

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #40

Include 45 pre-1979 instances
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