WESTRIDGEComposer: Martin Shaw (1929)
Published in 10 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI, Recording
|Composer:||Martin Shaw (1929)|
|Incipit:||34532 16512 312|
|Copyright:||Copyright 1939, by the Oxford University Press|
Little Bethlehem of Judah,
what good news you bring!
Out of you will come the Ancient
One as King.
WESTRIDGE is a charming two-line tune, effective precisely because "small is beautiful." Martin F. Shaw (PHH 49) composed it in 1929 for a children's hymn, “Jesus, Friend of Little Children,” and the tune was published in Songs of Praise for Boys and Girls (1930). Sing it in unison and use light accompaniment, possibly even reducing the texture to three parts. Seerveld suggests a well-trained child's voice with piano accompaniment as a performance option.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Tune name||First Line||Composer||Meter||Incipit||Key||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #146a||WESTRIDGE||Jesus, friend of little children||Martin Shaw|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #204||WESTRIDGE||Little Bethlehem of Judah||Martin Fallas Shaw||85 83||F Major|
|Small Church Music #1949||WESTRIDGE||Holy Father, in Thy mercy||M. Shaw||184.108.40.206|
|The New Century Hymnal #113||WESTRIDGE||Little Bethlehem of Judah||Martin F. Shaw||220.127.116.11.||F Major|