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WORCESTER (Whinfield)

WORCESTER (Whinfield)

Composer: Walter G. Whinfield
Published in 10 hymnals


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Composer: Walter G. Whinfield

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Tune Information

Title: WORCESTER (Whinfield)
Composer: Walter G. Whinfield
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Incipit: 13513 21171 765
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

WORCESTER was composed in England by Walter G. Whinfield (b. South Elkington, Lincolnshire, England, 1865; d. Dodford, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, 1919); it was published in the United States in the Episcopal Church Hymnal (1892). The tune is distinguished by its "rocket" motif–the rapid ascent of the first two lines–and by its stately cadence. Whinfield received both a BA and a B.Mus. from Magdalen College in Oxford. Ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1891, he served several parishes and published a collection of his hymn tunes in 1902. WORCESTER is named after the English county Hereford-Worcester, in which Whinfield served as a pastor in the parishes of Bromsgrove and Dodford for some twenty years.

The harmony by Paul Bunjes (PHH 79) was prepared for Lutheran Worship (Concordia, 1982). The tune is well suited to harmony singing and calls for solid organ accompaniment that emphasizes legato

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Introductions, Interludes, and Codas On Traditional Hymn Tunes: Set 4 Church Year Sacraments Meditation
    Composer/Editor Donald Rotermund
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2010) pp. 28, 30
  • Off the Page: Tips & Techniques for Creating Hymn-Based Organ Settings
    Composer/Editor Donald Rotermund
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2007) pp. #6-4
  • Introductions, Harmonizations, Accompaniments, Interpretations Volume 2: Settings by Jeffrey Blersch
    Composer/Editor Jeffrey N. Blersch
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 36
  • Hymn Descants Set 4: With C and B flat Instrument Parts
    Composer/Editor Stanley Drummond Wolff
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1994) pp. 9
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 13: Ascension Pentecost: O - Z Trinity
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; James Engel
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 39

Organ Solo

  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Twelve Tunes WXYZ: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Jim Vyhanek
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2017) pp. 132
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 13: Ascension Pentecost: O - Z Trinity
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; James Engel
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 38

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Ambassador Hymnal #139

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Christian Worship #239

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Lutheran Service Book #506

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Lutheran Worship #173

Psalms for All Seasons #87A

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The Worshiping Church #11

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