ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)

Composer: Jeremiah Clarke

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Title: ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1707)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 51275 12323 13452
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in 1685. Later he served as organist in Winchester College, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Chapel Royal. He shot himself to death in a fit of depression, apparently because of an unhappy romance. Supported by Queen Anne, Clark was a prominent composer in his day, writing songs for the stage as well as anthems, psalm tunes, and harpsichord works. One well-known piece, the Trumpet Voluntary, was long attributed to his contemporary Henry Purcell (PHH 612) but is now recognized as Clark's composition. Robert Bridges (PHH 386) and Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) reintroduced Clark's hymn tunes for congregational use in the twentieth century in the Yattendon Hymnal (1899) and The English Hymnal (1906).
Although ST. MAGNUS was originally used as a setting for Psalm 117, it has been associated with this text since they were combined in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. The tune is named for the Church of St. Magnus the Martyr, built by Christopher Wren in 1676 on Lower Thames Street near the old London Bridge, England.

ST. MAGNUS consists of two long lines, each of which has its own sense of climax. The octave leap in the final phrase has a stunning effect, like a vault in a Gothic cathedral. Assign stanzas for antiphonal singing in unison and/ or in harmony. Organ accompaniment should be lively, with full, bright registration.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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    Published By: Self-published (2017) pp. LL
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    Composer/Editor Robert McCormick
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (2017) pp. 19
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    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 241
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 153
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 190
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 3: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 361-441

    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 432
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 3: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 361 - 441
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    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 432
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005) pp. 164
  • Restrained Last Verses: Varied Accompaniments for Popular Hymns

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2003) pp. 139
  • 100 Alternative Hymn Tune Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Andrew Moore
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  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements

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  • Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations Volume XI: 25 Harmonizations and Descants
    Composer/Editor Craig Phillips
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  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
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    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1997) pp. 80
  • Free Harmonizations for Hymn-Singing II: 33 Free Hymn Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editor Howard Helvey
    Published By: Beckenhorst Press, Inc. (1996) pp. 19
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 153
  • Hymn Harmonizations Set 4
    Composer/Editor Edmund Shay
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1995) pp. LL
  • Hymn Descants Set 4: With C and B flat Instrument Parts
    Composer/Editor Stanley Drummond Wolff
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1994) pp. 27
  • Hymn Intonations, Preludes, and Free Harmonizations Volume III: Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Richard Proulx
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (1992) pp. 11
  • Hymn Descants and Free Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Ronald Arnatt
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1990) pp. 66
  • Creative Hymn Introductions: Organ Intonations for 80 Well-Known Hymns
    Composer/Editor Gerhard Krapf
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1987) pp. 33
  • 11 Hymn Intonations Volume II: Free Accompaniments, Instrumental Descants for Organ
    Composer/Editor David Herman
    Published By: G. I. A. Publications, Inc. (1982) pp. 26
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    Composer/Editor Erik Routley
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1982) pp. 12
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    Composer/Editor Gerald H. Knight
    Published By: The Royal School of Church Music (1981) pp. 43
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    Composer/Editor David Willcocks
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1976) pp. 15
  • Twenty-one Hymn Intonations
    Composer/Editor Finn Videro
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1971) pp. 18
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    Composer/Editor Eric Harding Thiman
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1937) pp. 12
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    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 3

Organ Solo

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  • 150 Hymn Preludes Book 2 Hymn Tune L - W: Short and Playable Pieces in Keys to Match All Popular Hymn Books
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  • Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
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  • A November to Remember: An Organ Collection for All Saints, Thanksgiving, End Times
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    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2001) pp. 29
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    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 204
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  • Preludes on Favorite Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor Quentin Thomas
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 76
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
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    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 158
  • Composer/Editor Robert A. Hobby
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  • Easy Hymn Settings Easter
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1993) pp. 12
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 15 Number 3 March 1993 General, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Easter Season, Festivals: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Dennis R. Johnson
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1993) pp. 24
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    Published By: Banks Music Publications (1987) pp. 3
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    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1986) pp. 26
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    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 36
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 14: Sunday of the Fulfillment Christ the King Sunday Lesser Festivals: A - J
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    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 25
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    Published By: Broadman Press (1979) pp. 36
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  • The Parish Organist Part Twelve: Thirty-five Preludes on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editors Willem Mudde; Wayne Barlow
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1966) pp. 32
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    Published By: Pallma Music Company (1962) pp. 14
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Piano Solo

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Instruments: Instrumental Solo

  • 13 Pieces for Treble Instrument and Organ
    Composer/Editor Allan Mahnke
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1989) pp. 38

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