TOURS

Composer: Berthold Tours

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Tune Information

Composer: Berthold Tours (1872)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Incipit: 34517 65312 31232
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

The tune was named after its composer and published in the British volume The Hymnary (1872). TOURS has four broad phrases. Its repetitions of melodic and rhythmic units make it accessible and loved. The harmony suggests a stately tempo. Berthold Tours (b. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1838; d. Fulham. London, England, 1897) received an early musical education from his father, a well-known Dutch organist of the St. Laurents Kerk, Rotterdam, and continued his training in conservatories in Leipzig and Brussels. He also spent two years studying in Russia. Given the opportunity to teach violin in London and to play in several orchestras, he moved to London in 1861 and settled there permanently. In 1862 Tours became organist of the Swiss Church (Holborne) in London. From 1878 on he served as an editor and arranger for Novello, the well-known music publisher. Tours wrote piano arrangements of operas and oratorios but is best remembered for his hymn tunes, anthems, and liturgical service music. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1027
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1082
Text: Come, Ye That Fear Jehovah
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1627
Text: From Glory unto Glory
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6942
Text: To Thee, My God and Savior
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7401
Text: When, His Salvation Bringing
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7525
Text: With Happy Voices Ringing
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #10049
Text: From Glory Unto Glory
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #240
Text: Come, All Who Fear the Lord God
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
Tune InfoScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1027

Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #240

Audio

Small Church Music #3156

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1082

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1627

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6942

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7401

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7525

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10049

TextPage Scan

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #236

TextPage Scan

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #84A

TextPage Scan

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #328

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