Resource post for the hymn tune ELLACOMBE
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This is the resource post for the hymn tune ABERYSTWYTH by Joseph Parry, commonly used with the hymn "Jesus, Lover of My Soul"
Hymn tune "Wo Ist Jesus, Mein Verlangen," (Where is Jesus, my desire) published in 1850 in Geistliches Volkslied (Spiritual folk songs)
This is a resource post with recordings and sheet music for the tunes used for series of hymns titled "The Lord Is."
Written by William Batchelder Bradbury (1816-1868) in 1863.
(From Mounty's Corner)
KINGSFOLD started as a generic English folk tune, something wandering "minstrels" would sing on their travels. In the opening years of the 20th century, Ralph Vaughan Williams traveled the countryside of England, recording different folk tunes. When he returned home, he would set them in four parts for use in a hymnal. It was for the 1906 The English Hymnal, for which he was musical editor, that he recorded this folk tune and arranged it in four parts. The tune originally was wedded with a text taken loosely from Luke 16:19-30, where Christ tells the story of Lazarus the beggar and a rich man who spurns him. (Incidentally, some wonder if this story actually happened, because, unlike all of Christ’s other parables, this one contains an actual name.) The text of the song was entitled "Dives & Lazarus;" you can read about it in more detail here. As was the case with many folk songs (and not just those of that time), one text could be used with a multitude of tunes; but the reason I say that this tune and that text presented a valid combination is because Vaughan Williams later used the KINGSFOLD tune in...
LEOMINSTER, George W. Martin, 1862