SUNDERLAND (Smart)

SUNDERLAND (Smart)

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Published in 5 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart

Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza¬≠tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: SUNDERLAND (Smart)
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 53135 16515 42536
Key: D Major

Texts

The Son of God Proclaim

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless king
through all eternity.

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Timeline

Media

Small Church Music #2530
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Common Praise (1998) #77

Audio

Small Church Music #2530

Voices United #474

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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