Composer: Percy E. B. Coller (1941)
Published in 9 hymnals

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Composer: Percy E. B. Coller

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Tune Information

Title: ST. JOAN
Composer: Percy E. B. Coller (1941)
Incipit: 13516 56165 32313
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1941, 1969, The Church Pension Fund


Percy E. B. Coller (b. Liverpool, England, 1895; d. unknown) composed ST. JOAN and submitted it anonymously for publication in The Hymnal 1940, where it was set to Briggs's text. Coller must have enjoyed the companionship of a saintly wife because he named this tune in her honor. As a boy chorister Coller sang in ... Liverpool and Oxford [church] Cathedral choirs, and at the age of fifteen he became sub-organist of [St. Peter's Church in] Liverpool. He was educated at Liverpool University [University of Liverpool] and after World War I served as organist and choirmaster of St. Peter Church, Montreal, Canada.

Marked by ascending "rocket" motives and several sequences, ST. JOAN is intended for part singing. The tune requires confident organ accompaniment and a brisk tempo that thrives on one pulse per bar.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Vocal Descants for 101 Noteworthy Hymns
    Composer/Editor Lorna Barker
    Published By: Church Publishing (2010) pp. 20
  • Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations Volume XI: 25 Harmonizations and Descants
    Composer/Editor Craig Phillips
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (2000) pp. 21
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: Volume II
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 38

Organ Solo

  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Ten Tunes S: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Thomas E. Lock
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2016) pp. 42
  • Thirty-Five Interludes on Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Joseph W. Clokey
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1958) pp. 56


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #402

Hymnal #334

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #600


Small Church Music #2780

The Hymnal 1982 #542

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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