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UNA

Composer: E. J. Hopkins

Dr Edward John Hopkins MusDoc United Kingdom 1818-1901. Born at Westminster, England, the son of a clarinetist with the Royal Opera House orchestra, he became an organist (as did two of his brothers) and a composer. In 1826 he became a chorister of the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of King William IV in Westminster Abbey. He also sang in the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a double schedule requiring skill and dexterity. On Sunday evenings he would play the outgoing voluntary at St. Martin’s in-the-field. He left Chapel Royal in 1834 and started studying organ construction at two organ factories. He took an appointment at Mitcham Church as organist at age 16, winning an audition against other organists. Four years later… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: UNA
Composer: E. J. Hopkins
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 55345 11765 55432
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Calm On the Listening Ear of Night

Calm on the listening ear of night
Come heaven's melodious strains,
Where wild Judea stretches far
Her silver-mantled plains.
Celestial choirs from courts above
Shed sacred glories there;
And angels, with their sparkling lyres,
Make music on the air.

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Let saints on earth in concert sing

The springtide hour brings leaf and flower

Timeline

Instances

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Carols Old and Carols New #612

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #78

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Laudes Domini #498

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Laudes Domini #499

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Songs of the Christian Life #94

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Songs of the Christian Life #436

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The New Laudes Domini #1010

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The Scottish Hymnal #296b

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