SWENEY (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: SWENEY (Sweney)
Composer: John R. Sweney (1887)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 with refrain
Incipit: 55556 11122 22433
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

More About Jesus

More about Jesus would I know,
More of His grace to others show;
More of his saving fullness see,
More of His love who died for me.

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Arrangements

Piano Solo

  • Keyboard Worship & Praise Volume 12 Number 3 Winter 2019: The Best of Christian Music for Today's Church
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Tedd Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2019) pp. 15
  • Playing for Church: Intermediate
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; Charise Webster
    Published By: North Valley Publications (2014) pp. 16
  • Hymnprovisations: Extraordinary New Stylings of Classic Hymns
    Composer/Editor Charity Book Putnam
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 36
  • Glad Adoration: Sacred Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Gina Y. Sprunger
    Published By: SoundForth (2005) pp. 53
  • More About Jesus: Piano Solos
    Composer/Editors Alan Lohr; Judy Rea
    Published By: SoundForth (2004) pp. 8
  • Creative Keyboard's Complete Church Pianist: Hymn Arrangements for Every Occasion
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Creative Keyboard Publications (2000) pp. 12
  • The Faithful Pianist: Inspirational Arrangements for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Paul Johnson
    Published By: Ron Harris Music (1997) pp. 27
  • An Anthology of Sacred Piano Arrangements Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Lenny Seidel
    Published By: Grace Unlimited Publications (1996) pp. 14
  • PedalPoint Volume 14 Number 2 January February March 1995: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Roy Danielson
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1995) pp. 22
  • Quiet Time Piano Volume Four Precious Memories: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1995) pp. 42
  • The Solid Rock: Foundational Standards for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Michael Cox
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1995) pp. 19
  • The Impromptu Pianist
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1991) pp. 18
  • The Church Pianist Volume 6 Number 5 May June 1990: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Ron Loree
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1990) pp. 30
  • Sacred Piano Transcriptions Volume 5
    Composer/Editor Lenny Seidel
    Published By: Grace Unlimited Ministries (Springfield, VA) (1987) pp. 4
  • Gospel Preludes for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 12
  • I Love Thee: For Piano
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Michael D. Sharp
    Published By: Broadman Press (1986) pp. 4
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 104
  • PedalPoint Volume 2 Number 4 July August September 1983: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Johnie Dean
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1983) pp. 20
  • More About Jesus: An Original Sacred Piano Arrangement
    Composer/Editor Lenny Seidel
    Published By: Grace Unlimited Ministries (Springfield, VA) (1979) pp. 2
  • Advanced Hymnplayer Book 1
    Composer/Editors Flora Jean Garlock; Judy Swaim
    Published By: Praise Hymn, Inc. (1976) pp. 23
  • The Crusade Pianist Book 1: Arrangements of Famous Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1960) pp. 8

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Amazing Grace: Heartfelt Hymns and Gospel Songs for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Mary McDonald
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 54
  • The Mighty Power of God: Advanced Piano / Organ Duets
    Composer/Editor Joan J. Pinkston
    Published By: SoundForth (2009) pp. 50
  • The Haven of Rest: Organ - Piano Duets
    Composer/Editors James Pethel; Stan Pethel
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1986) pp. 10

Organ Solo

  • The Organist Volume 116 Number 6 January February 2013: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013) pp. 26
  • Footsteps of Jesus: Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs for Organ
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 30
  • The Organist Volume 106 Number 6 January February 2003: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Todd Kendall
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 73
  • PedalPoint Volume 17 Number 1 October November December 1997: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Anne A. Davis
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1997) pp. 32
  • Hymns of Faith: Organ Solos
    Composer/Editor Jack W. Jones
    Published By: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation (1996) pp. 16
  • At the Name of Jesus: Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1990) pp. 22
  • The Organist Volume 90 Number 6 January 1987: A Bi-monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; John R. Sweney
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 80, 82
  • Easy Hymn Settings: For All Organs including Spinets
    Composer/Editor John F. Wilson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1966) pp. 10
  • The Gospel Organist Volume Two: Gospel Song Arrangements Suitable for Preludes, Offertories, Specials
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1961) pp. 30

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymn Harmonizations by Hayes: Creative Accompaniments for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 57
  • 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. 58

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Like a River Glorious: Sacred Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonam
    Published By: SoundForth (2000) pp. 7

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