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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

Title: ST. MATTHEW (Croft)
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 53513 21713 25654
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Supplement to the new Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate, 1708
Copyright: Public Domain

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, 1988

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 154
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    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 87
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 6: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 8
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 7: For Pianoforte or Organ
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    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 9

Organ Solo

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    Composer/Editor George Thalben-Ball
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 87
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume VIII Holy Scriptures and Propagation of the Word: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1966) pp. 15
  • Twelve Studies on Old English Hymn-Tunes - Book II Second Set: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Clement Charlton Palmer
    Published By: W. Paxton & Co. Ltd. (1927) pp. 12
  • Twelve Studies on Old English Hymn-Tunes - Second Set: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Clement Charlton Palmer
    Published By: W. Paxton & Co. Ltd. (1927) pp. 12

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