ST. MATTHEW (Croft)

Composer: William Croft

William Croft, Mus. Doc. was born in the year 1677 and received his musical education in the Chapel Royal, under Dr. Blow. In 1700 he was admitted a Gentleman Extraordinary of the Chapel Boyd; and in 1707, upon the decease of Jeremiah Clarke, he was appointed joint organist with his mentor, Dr. Blow. In 1709 he was elected organist of Westminster Abbey. This amiable man and excellent musician died in 1727, in the fiftieth year of his age. A very large number of Dr. Croft's compositions remain still in manuscript. Cathedral chants of the XVI, XVII & XVIII centuries, ed. by Edward F. Rimbault, London: D. Almaine & Co., 1844 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 53513 21713 256
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Supplement to the new Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate, 1708

Notes

ST. MATTHEW was published in the Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate (1708), where it was set to Psalm 33 and noted as a new tune. The editor of the Supplement, William Croft (PHH 149), may be the composer of ST. MATTHEW. One of the longer British psalm tunes, it has a fine mix of larger and stepwise intervals. It bears forceful or even jubilant singing with one broad beat per measure. If taken at a brisk tempo (c. dotted half = 50), consider holding the last note of every long phrase an extra measure to provide a breathing space between sentences. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #978
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The Cyber Hymnal #139
Text: Although on Massy Pillars Built
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The Cyber Hymnal #915
Text: Come, Let Us Rise with Christ
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The Cyber Hymnal #1318
Text: The Earth Belongs unto the Lord
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The Cyber Hymnal #1561
Text: Fountain of Never Ceasing Grace
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The Cyber Hymnal #2235
Text: Hear Me O God, Nor Hide Thy Face
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The Cyber Hymnal #2665
Text: How Vast the Benefits Divine
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The Cyber Hymnal #4872
Text: O God, No Longer Hold Thy Peace
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The Cyber Hymnal #5706
Text: A Purple Robe
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The Cyber Hymnal #7437
Text: Who Will Arise and Plead My Right?
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The Cyber Hymnal #9751
Text: Believing Souls, Rejoice And Sing
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #21
Text: The King Rejoices in Your Strength
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Instances

Instances (1 - 37 of 37)
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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #268

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #520

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #750

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #978

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #18a

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #347

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #671

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #567

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #397

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #812

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #314

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #358

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #611a

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #21

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Rejoice in the Lord #92

Singing the Faith #162

Singing the Faith #744

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Small Church Music #898

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Small Church Music #908

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Small Church Music #3419

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The Cyber Hymnal #139

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The Cyber Hymnal #915

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The Cyber Hymnal #1318

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The Cyber Hymnal #1561

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The Cyber Hymnal #2235

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The Cyber Hymnal #2665

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The Cyber Hymnal #4872

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The Cyber Hymnal #5706

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The Cyber Hymnal #7437

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The Cyber Hymnal #9751

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The New Century Hymnal #263

The New Century Hymnal #464

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The New English Hymnal #116

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The New English Hymnal #324

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #61

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #470

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #519

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