WARRINGTON

Composer: Ralph Harrison

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Tune Information

Title: WARRINGTON
Composer: Ralph Harrison (1784)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 55435 11271 32232
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Give to Our God Immortal Praise

Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
does its successive journeys run,
his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

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Notes

WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has been used in a hymn!).

Harrison was educated at Warrington Academy (hence the tune title), a school associated with the Unitarian Church. He became an independent minister, spending most of his life serving the Cross Street Chapel in Manchester. He also taught classics at the Manchester Academy, a school he established, and published two volumes of church music entitled Sacred Harmony (1784, 1791), which include a number of his own psalm and hymn tunes.

Here are two suggestions for use of this hymn at a wedding: (a) bride and groom (or their representatives) sing a duet, alternating on stanzas 2 and 3; (b) bride and groom sing stanzas 2 and 3 in unison, and the congregation sings stanzas 1 and 4–possibly with this change in line 1 of stanza 4: “With all who hear this solemn vow. . . .” Better known tunes for this text are WINCHESTER NEW (593) and OLD HUNDREDTH (134 and 638).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Arrangements

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 Robert W. Jones
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 145
  • 200 New Last Verses

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 193
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 146
  • Finishing Touch: One Hundred Last Verse Arrangements of Well-Known Hymn Tunes - New and Enlarged Edition
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 61
  • More Last Verses: Another Two Hundred Varied Hymn Tune Harmonies
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 196
  • The Descant Hymn-Tune Book Book 1: A Collection of Well-Known Tunes
    Composer/Editor Geoffrey Shaw
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1995) pp. 37
  • Accompaniments for Unison Hymn-Singing
    Composer/Editor Gerald H. Knight
    Published By: The Royal School of Church Music (1981) pp. 49

Organ Solo

  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 193

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #609
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1605
Text: Founded on Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1796
Text: Give to Our God Immortal Praise
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4593
Text: Not to Condemn the Sons of Men
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4649
Text: Now That the Daylight Fills the Sky
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4747
Text: O Christ, Our Joy, to Whom Is Given
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4915
Text: O God, Thou Bottomless Abyss
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7851
Text: Exert Thy Power
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9749
Text: Arise, My Soul, Awake And Sing
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10727
Text: Disowned Of Heav'n, By Man Oppressed
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #12057
Text: Sweet Is the Solemn Voice That Calls
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #191
Text: Hear Us, O People, Hear Our Plea
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 47 of 47)
Text

Ancient and Modern #179

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Ancient and Modern #640a

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #609

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #24

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #348

TextPage Scan

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #470

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Common Praise (1998) #474

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Common Praise #415

Common Praise #434b

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #459

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #613a

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Complete Mission Praise #738

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #89

Hymns and Psalms #22a

Hymns and Psalms #188

Hymns and Psalms #741

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #184

Text

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #470

TextPage Scan

Hymns to the Living God #35

Praises We Sing (2nd ed.) #12

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #191

TextPage Scan

Rejoice in the Lord #347

Singing the Faith #294

Audio

Small Church Music #286

Audio

Small Church Music #411

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1605

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1796

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4593

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4649

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4747

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4915

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7851

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9749

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10727

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #12057

Text

The Cyber Hymnal #13119

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P132c

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P145k

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #180

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #637a

The New English Hymnal #428

Text

Together in Song #207

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Together in Song #565

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #3

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #377

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #167

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #215

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