[There's a land that is fairer than day] (Webster)

Composer: Joseph Philbrick Webster

Webster composed and performed popular music. He studied with Lowell Mason and was active musically in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and directed a quartet company called the Euterpeans. In 1851, he moved to Madison, Indiana, followed by Chicago, Illinois (1855); Racine, Wisconsin (1856); and finally Elkhorn, Wisconsin (1859). Webster wrote over a thousand ballads and many hymns. His most famous secular song was his 1857 Lorena (words by Henry D. L. Webster). In its day, it was said to have been second in popularity only to Stephen Foster’s Suwanee River, and was sung by thousands of soldiers on both sides of the American civil war. An instrumental version appears in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, when Scarlett O’Hara is m… Go to person page >

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Title: [There's a land that is fairer than day] (Webster)
Composer: Joseph Philbrick Webster (1868)
Meter: 9.9.9.9 with refrain
Incipit: 12321 21651 23335
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Piano Solo

  • I Have Heard You Calling in the Night: Piano Reflections for Memorial Services
    Composer/Editors Jane Holstein; Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2014) pp. 114
  • Playing for Church: Intermediate
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; Charise Webster
    Published By: North Valley Publications (2014) pp. 40
  • Composer/Editor Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2011) pp. 78
  • Draw Me Nearer: Inspirational Hymn Settings for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Alex-Zsolt
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2009) pp. 20
  • Heaven's Song: Hymns of Eternal Promise
    Composer/Editor Victor Labenske
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2009) pp. 3
  • Ragtime Gospel Hymns
    Composer/Editor Steven K. Tedesco
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2008) pp. 22
  • Sweet By and By: A Collection of Timeless Hymns for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Mary McDonald
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 28
  • Hymns in Concert: 10 Late Intermediate to Early Advanced Piano Arrangements for Any Occasion
    Composer/Editor Judy East Wells
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2006) pp. 10
  • Nearer, My God, to Thee: Moments of Meditation for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Shelley Helzerman Houser
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 9
  • Gospel Classics: 12 Artistic Arrangements for Worship Services, Concerts and Recitals
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 3
  • The Church Pianist Volume 18 Number 1 September 2001: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 28
  • The Story Continues: 34 More All Time Favorite Hymns for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Anthony Burger Productions (2001) pp. 72
  • The Church Pianist Volume 17 Number 1 September October 2000: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Tom Birchwood
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2000) pp. 27
  • Precious Memories: Timeless Treasures of Gospel Music
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 31
  • My Savior First of All: Songs of Heaven's Promise
    Composer/Editor Cindy Berry
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 37
  • 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus: Piano Arrangements by Julie Boruff
    Composer/Editor Julie Boruff
    Published By: North Valley Publications (1997) pp. 31
  • Piano Improvs for Praise and Worship
    Composer/Editor Teresa Patterson Wilhelmi
    Published By: Ron Harris Music (1997) pp. 11
  • Country Gospel Piano Solos: Mel Bay Presents
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (1996) pp. 28
  • Images: Solo Piano for Meditation & Worship
    Composer/Editor Penny Rodriguez
    Published By: Beckenhorst Press, Inc. (1995) pp. 13
  • 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. 40
  • Gospel Time for Piano Volume 1
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 6
  • The Best of Piano Quiet Time Series: Inspirational Piano Arrangements for Moments of Devotion
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1994) pp. 31
  • PedalPoint Volume 12 Number 4 July August September 1993: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Clark Sorrells
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1993) pp. 14
  • Still Thankful: Arrangements for Piano Ministry
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1993) pp. 38
  • World's Favorite Hymns, Spirituals & Sacred Songs

    Published By: Pearl Music (1993) pp. 56
  • The Church Pianist Volume 8 Number 6 July August 1992: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 6
  • Crown Him: For Piano
    Composer/Editors Suzanne Arant; Stan Pethel
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1991) pp. 19
  • Dino - Majestic Peace: Piano Transcriptions by Dick Torrans
    Composer/Editor Dino Kartsonakis
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1991) pp. 25
  • Beautiful Hymns and Spirituals
    Composer/Editor Lee Evans
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1989) pp. 14
  • 20 Piano Hymns Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Lari Goss
    Published By: Stamps-Baxter Music (1988) pp. 35
  • 20 Piano Hymns Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Lari Goss
    Published By: Stamps-Baxter Music (1988) pp. 37
  • PedalPoint Volume 6 Number 3 April May June 1987: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Donald Smith
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1987) pp. 13
  • Gospel Piano Country Style
    Composer/Editor David Huntsinger
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 8
  • PedalPoint Volume 6 Number 1 October November December 1986: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Frank W. Breazeale
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1986) pp. 20
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 113
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 113
  • God Leads Us Along: Fresh Piano Stylings by Stan Pethel
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1984) pp. 18
  • Mel Bay Presents Piano Praise!: 12 Outstanding Piano Solos on Sacred Favorites
    Composer/Editor Darrell V. Archer
    Published By: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (1984) pp. 10
  • Advanced Hymnplayer Book 2
    Composer/Editors Flora Jean Garlock; Judy Swaim
    Published By: Praise Hymn, Inc. (1976) pp. 4
  • Piano Quiet Time Volume 2: Devotional Improvisation for Moments of Meditation
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: The Benson Company, Inc. (1975) pp. 11
  • Great Hymns Piano Book
    Composer/Editor Sid Engel
    Published By: Screen Gems - Columbia Publications (1974) pp. 55
  • Piano Praises: Dick Anthony Presents
    Composer/Editors Dick Anthony; Dick Bolks
    Published By: Anthony Music, Inc. (1973) pp. 29
  • Piano Transcriptions Books 1 and 2 Combined: Familiar Hymns and Sacred Songs
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1957) pp. 33
  • Sweet Bye and Bye with Variations: Opus 107
    Composer/Editor Louis A. Drumheller
    Published By: Eclipse Publishing Company (1910) pp. 2

Organ Solo

  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 80 Number 5 May June 2017: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; Marianne Kim
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2017) pp. 28
  • Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2011) pp. 17
  • PedalPoint Volume 18 Number 4 July August September 1999: 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 (1999) pp. 37
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 21 Number 6 September October 1999: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Carlos Staszeski
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1999) pp. 24
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 57 Number 6 July 1994: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 18
  • Abide with Me: Organ Music for the Memorial Service
    Composer/Editor Keith Christopher
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1991) pp. 22
  • Come, All Christians, Be Committed: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Sharron Lyon
    Published By: Broadman Press (1989) pp. 5
  • PedalPoint Volume 6 Number 2 January February March 1987: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Nancy Shelton
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1987) pp. 24
  • Crescendos of Praise: Organ Arrangements for Worship
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: GlorySound (1982) pp. 25
  • Organ Hymns of Comfort
    Composer/Editor Eleanor W. Whitsett
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1979) pp. 10
  • All Gospel All Organ: Words Chords Music
    Composer/Editor Joe Morgan
    Published By: Peaceful Valley Music (1976) pp. 32
  • All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name: Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Sharron Lyon
    Published By: Broadman Press (1976) pp. 44
  • Beautiful Songs of Faith
    Composer/Editors Anonymous; Joseph P. Webster
    Published By: Charles H. Hansen Music Corporation (1971) pp. 36
  • Easy Hymn Settings: For All Organs including Spinets
    Composer/Editor John F. Wilson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1966) pp. 4
  • One Hundred and One Hymns for Every Day: Hymns You'll Love to Sing and Play
    Composer/Editor Anonymous
    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1962) pp. 54
  • 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. 58
  • Ashford's Hymn Voluntaries No. 1: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries Based on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Emma Louise Ashford
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1901) pp. 52

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Bound for the Promised Land: Dramatic Duets for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Charlie Miller
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2016) pp. 84
  • Mickelson & Wyrtzen Organ and Piano Duets Vol. II
    Composer/Editors Paul Mickelson; Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: The Benson Company, Inc. (1987) pp. 59
  • How Majestic Is Your Name: Piano Organ Duets
    Composer/Editor Owen Griffin
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1986) pp. 46
  • Praise and Worship Songs for Organ and Piano Volume One
    Composer/Editor Betty Jean Chatham
    Published By: Laurel Press (1983) pp. 22
  • Praise and Worship Songs for Organ and Piano Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Betty Jean Chatham
    Published By: Laurel Press (1983) pp. 22
  • Gospel Hymn Duets for Organ and Piano : Volume Four
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 6
  • One Plus One: Piano / Organ Duets
    Composer/Editors John Innes; Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1982) pp. 40

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Gospel Blues: 4-Hand Piano Settings by Joel Raney
    Composer/Editor Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2014) pp. 17

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. 54
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005) pp. 172
  • World's Greatest Hymns for Piano & Voice: 70 of the Most Inspirational Melodies Suitable for Solo Piano Performance or as an Accompaniment
    Composer/Editor Jerry Ray
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2002) pp. 74
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 113

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Hymns: 150 Beloved Hymns Piano / Vocal /Guitar

    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2008) pp. 272
  • Down-Home Worship: 10 Gospel Hymns and Inspirational Favorites
    Composer/Editor Lyndell Leatherman
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2006) pp. 30
  • Hymned No. 1

    Published By: Integrity Music, Inc. (2005) pp. 9
  • World's Greatest Hymns: For Piano and Voice
    Composer/Editor Jerry Ray
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2002) pp. 74
  • Hymns We Love: Vocal / Piano
    Composer/Editor J. Sears
    Published By: Robbins Music Corporation (1968) pp. 76
  • Hymns and Sacred Songs for All Organs: Hansen's All Organ Series No. 4

    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1961) pp. 21

Instruments: Instrumental Solo

  • Sacred Music 26 Hymns and Gospel Songs: With Instrumental Solo and Duet Parts
    Composer/Editor Merle J. Isaac
    Published By: Carl Fischer, Inc. (1956) pp. 6

Voices: Keyboard and Voices

  • World's Greatest Hymns for Piano & Voice: 70 of the Most Inspirational Melodies Suitable for Solo Piano Performance or as an Accompaniment
    Composer/Editor Jerry Ray
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2002) pp. 74

Voices: Organ and Voice

  • For All the Saints: Songs for the Christian Funeral
    Composer/Editors Jack Schrader; Joseph P. Webster
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1984) pp. 58
  • Cavalcade of Hymns and Sacred Songs: All Organ Deluxe Album Over 100 Selected Titles
    Composer/Editor Anonymous
    Published By: California Music Press (1963) pp. 121

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