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TRURO

Composer: Charles Burney

A music historian and composer, Burney attended Shrewsbury School and the Free School, Chester. He was apprenticed to Thomas Arne from 1744 to 1746. In 1749, he became organist at St. Dionis’ Backchurch, London. In 1751 moved to King’s Lynn, Norfolk, where he taught and played the organ. His works include: Music, Men, and Manners in France and Italy, 1770 A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (London: 1776-89) Sources: Findagrave, accessed 18 Nov 2016 Nutter, p. 454 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com)  Go to person page >

Composer: Thomas Williams, of Clerkenwell Green

Compiler of "Psalmodia Evangelica" in 1789 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Thomas Williams, of Clerkenwell Green (1789)
Composer: Charles Burney
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 13455 67151 54321
Key: C Major
Source: Psalmodia Evangelica, T. Williams, 1789

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Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates;
behold, the King of glory waits;
the King of kings is drawing near;
the Savior of the world is here!

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Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing

Notes

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of three-part psalm and hymn tunes for "Churches, Chapels, and Dissenting Meetings in England, Scotland, and Ireland." The tune is named for an ancient city in Cornwall, England, famous for its cathedral and for its pottery. TRURO's opening phrase ascends the octave. The entire tune is influenced by George F. Handel's style and bears relationship to similar tunes (see comments at PHH 412). Sing stanzas 1 and 5 in unison, stanzas 2-4 in harmony with stanza 4 unaccompanied. Use clear articulation on the organ and a moderate tempo. Try also to frame the singing of this hymn with "Clap Your Hands" (166); that rendition would be very fitting for Ascension services. Wren believes that more meditative tunes than TRURO are also appropriate for this text; try the familiar ROCKINGHAM (178). --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #128
Text: Lift Up Your Heads
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The Cyber Hymnal #1468
Text: Father in Heaven, Who Lovest All
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Text: The Deluge At Th'Almighty's Call
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Text: Go, Worship at Immanuel's Feet
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The Cyber Hymnal #9575
Text: Awake, Ye Nations Of The Earth
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Text: How Many Kindred Souls Are Fled
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Text: God Of My Life, Thy Constant Care
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Text: Great God, In Vain Man's Narrow View
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Chalice Hymnal #129

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Christian Worship #84

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Common Praise #140

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Community of Christ Sings #473

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Hymnal Supplement II #32

Hymnal #278

Hymns and Psalms #22b

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #85

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Hymns of the Saints #274

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Lift Up Your Hearts #206

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Rejoice in the Lord #99

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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #182

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Sing and Rejoice! #12

Singing the Faith #297

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Singing the New Testament #251

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Songs of Grace #36b

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The Christian Life Hymnal #77

The Covenant Hymnal #126

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The Cyber Hymnal #4375

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The Cyber Hymnal #5979

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The Cyber Hymnal #6056

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The Cyber Hymnal #6970

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