SUNSHINE (Sweney)

Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: SUNSHINE (Sweney)
Composer: John R. Sweney (1887)
Meter: 9.6.8.6 with refrain
Incipit: 12356 71233 43252
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Introductions, Interludes And Improvisations For Organ: Creative Ways To Enhance Congregational Singing
    Composer/Editor Lee Harris
    Published By: Triune Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 6
  • Organ Hymns of Praise from the Crystal Cathedral: Hymn Accompaniments Arranged by Richard Unfreid
    Composer/Editor Richard Unfried
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1981) pp. 59

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Best Loved Gospel Hymns: Duets For Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert Graham
    Published By: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation (1984) pp. 18

Organ Solo

  • 8 Organ Chains: 25 Hymns Arranged in a Continuous Medley for Organ
    Composer/Editor Brent Jorgensen
    Published By: Jackman Music Corporation (2008) pp. 32
  • Grand Old Gospel: 14 Favorites for Organ
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 43

Piano Solo

  • Gospel Gold: Timeless Songs of Faith
    Composer/Editors Mary McDonald; Olive Nelson Russell
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2015) pp. 12
  • The Art of the Piano Volume 3: Masterful Hymns
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 44
  • Brighten the Corner
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonam
    Published By: SoundForth (1998) pp. 8
  • Still Thankful: Arrangements for Piano Ministry
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Joy Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1993) pp. 13
  • Crown Him: For Piano
    Composer/Editors Suzanne Arant; Stan Pethel
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1991) pp. 27
  • Great Gospel Favorites for Piano
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Stamps-Baxter Music (1987) pp. 2
  • Images of Praise: Hymn Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1987) pp. 12
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 106

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #430
Text: Sunshine in My Soul
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #447
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #6394
Text: Sunshine in My Soul
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 31 of 31)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #469

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #430

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #619

Cáliz de Bendiciones #67

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Celebremos Su Gloria #361

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #447

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El Himnario #341

El Himnario Presbiteriano #341

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Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #349

Himnos de la Iglesia #290

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Hymns of Faith #233

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Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #227

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Libro de Liturgia y Cántico #439

Mil Voces para Celebrar #67

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #559

Rejoice Hymns #542

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Sacred Selections for the Church #575

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #470

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #325

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Sing Joyfully #487

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Small Church Music #127

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #209

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The Celebration Hymnal #747

The Christian Life Hymnal #536

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The Cyber Hymnal #6394

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #499

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #368

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Worship and Service Hymnal #239

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Yes, Lord! #431

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Yes, Lord! #439

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #422

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