WALSALL (Purcell)

Composer (attributed to): Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (b. Westminster, London, England, 1659; d. Westminster, 1695), was perhaps the greatest English composer who ever lived, though he only lived to the age of thirty-six. Purcell's first piece was published at age eight when he was also a chorister in the Chapel Royal. When his voice changed in 1673, he was appointed assistant to John Hingston, who built chamber organs and maintained the king's instruments. In 1674 Purcell began tuning the Westminster Abbey organ and was paid to copy organ music. Given the position of composer for the violins in 1677, he also became organist at Westminster Abbey in 1679 (at age twenty) and succeeded Hingston as maintainer of the king's instruments (1683). Purcell composed music for the theater (D… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: WALSALL (Purcell)
Composer (attributed to): Henry Purcell
Incipit: 13215 54321 32171
Key: f minor
Source: English melody, published c. 1621
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor Andrew Wright
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 144
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: Volume II
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 99
  • 25 Festive Hymns for Organ and Choir
    Composer/Editor Erik Routley
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1982) pp. 38
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor T. Tertius Noble
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1946) pp. 10

Organ Solo

  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 190
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 11 Number 5 May 1977: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editor David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1977) pp. 34
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume XVII Christian Stewardship and Service: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1969) pp. 18
  • Advent Wreath: Four Short Interludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Paul Hamill
    Published By: Harold Flammer, Inc. (1968) pp. 2


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Ancient and Modern #180b


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1079


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #124

Rejoice in the Lord #26


Small Church Music #1020


The Cyber Hymnal #7314


The Cyber Hymnal #8688


The Cyber Hymnal #15781

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The New English Hymnal #17

Together in Song #177

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #60

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #36A

Include 29 pre-1979 instances
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