Composer: Robert Archibald Smith
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Robert Archibald Smith

Although largely self-taught, Robert A. Smith (b. Reading, Berkshire, England, 1780; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1829) was an excellent musician. By the age of ten he played the violin, cello, and flute, and was a church chorister. From 1802 to 1817 he taught music in Paisley and was precentor at the Abbey; from 1823 until his death he was precentor and choirmaster in St. George's Church, Edinburgh. He enlarged the repertoire of tunes for psalm singing in Scotland, raised the precentor skills to a fine art, and greatly improved the singing of the church choirs he directed. Smith published his church music in Sacred Harmony (1820, 1825) and compiled a six-volume collection of Scottish songs, The Scottish Minstrel (1820-1824). Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ST. LAWRENCE (Smith)
Composer: Robert Archibald Smith
Incipit: 13345 63215 61544
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymns and Psalms #820


Small Church Music #3149

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P72b

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #R24a

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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