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This is a collection of twenty tunes produced by James Chalmers, printer of The Aberdeen Journal. The title-page of the only surviving copy is missing; but the Provost and Baillies of Aberdeen, whose names are included in the Dedication, were in office only in the years 1748 and 1749 - hence the inferred date.
James Chalmers published a 3rd edition of the book in 1753, which was entitled A New and correct Set of Church Tunes ... collected by Andrew Tait Organist. Andrew Tait was then the organist of St Paul's Episcopal Church, Aberdeen; he may have been the actual composer of one or more of the tunes.
Chandler, J. Hymns translated ...
The Hymns of the Primitive Church. Now First Collected, Translated and and Arranged by The Rev. J.Chandler, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Curate of Witley, London, J.W.Parker 1837
Contains John Chandler's translations of a number of Latin hymns, followed by the Latin texts themselves. In an Introduction to the book he explains its origin: "My attention was a short time ago directed to some translations which appeared from time to time in the British Magazine, very beautifully executed, of some hymns extracted from the Parisian Breviary, with originals annexed. Some, indeed, of the Sapphic and Alcaic and other Horatian metres, seem to be of little value; but the rest, of the peculiar hymn-metre, Dimeter Iambics, appear ancient, simple, striking, and devotional - in a word in every way likely to answer our purpose. So I got a copy of the Parisian Breviary (1736), and one or two other old books of Latin Hymns, especially one compiled by Georgius Cassander, printed at Cologne, in the year 1556, and regularly applied myself to the work of selection and translation. The result is the collection I now lay before the public."
Charles, Elizabeth Rundle: Hymns &c.
(a) Elizabeth [Rundle-]Charles: The Voice of Christian Life in Song; or, Hymns and Hymn-writers of Many Lands and Ages, 1858
- RS-507 Never further than thy cross
(b) The Three Wakings, and other Poems, 1859
(c) Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family, 1862
(d) Poems, 1867 (? 1868)
On the collection The Family Treasury (1860 &c.), which included a number of Elizabeth Charles's writings,see separate note.
Chatfield, A.W.: Greek Hymns
Songs and Hymns of Earliest Greek Christian Poets, Bishops and Others. Translated into English Verse, by Allen W.Chatfield M.A., Vicar of Much Marcle. Rivingtons, London 1876
(a) Child Songs, ed. Carey Bonner; Volume 1, 1908
- RS-146 Away in a manger
(b) - do - Volume 2, 1923
Children's Hymns, 1872
(a) Children's Hymns, S.P.C.K. 1872
- RS-194 Behold a little child
- RS-503 It is a thing most wonderful
(b) - do - 1876
- RS-192 Margaret
Anne Gilchrist, in The Choir, July 1934
An article noting similarities between the tune Martyrdom and a secular Scottish melody.
Chope, R.R.: Hymn & Tune Book, 1857
R.R.Chope: Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, 1857
A collection of 106 hymns and tunes, edited and published by Richard Chope during his first Curacy (at Stapleton - near Bristol).
- RS-159 Mendelssohn
- do - (enlarged edition) 1862
The same, now enlarged to 300 hymns. On the title page Chope claimed to have had the assistance of a distinguished body of musicians, including
The standard edition of 1862 includes an Advertisement for further editions `In the Press' -
Click here . . . to view Chope's preface to the 1862 enlarged edition.
- RS-125 Ye holy angels bright
- RS-371 St Bees
- RS-55 St Hugh
The Choral Psalter, 1941
The Christian Advocate
A periodical of the Churches of Christ. It began in the 19th century as The Bible Advocate (privately funded and managed), and became an official publication of the Association of the Churches of Christ in 1920. In 1921 the name was changed to The Christian Advocate, and the title Bible Advocate was then assumed by another independent Church of Christ periodical.
RS-460 Thee we praise, High Priest and Victim
The Christian Lyre
The Christian Lyre : A Monthly Musical Periodical founded and edited by Joshua Leavitt (an American Presbyterian) in 1830. It is not known how long it continued in existence; a copy of an early volume in the Harvard Divinity School Library is marked "Vol.1 3rd edn 1831". For a transcription of the first page of the preface to this volume, click here . . .
The Christian Observer
[W] The Christian Observer for November, 1811
The Christian Register
The Christian Register for December 1849
(editor: Rev. Dr Morison)
The Christian Remembrancer
The Christian Remembrancer for April 1859
This periodical was edited for some time by William John Hall , who later became also its sole proprietor. (Julian, p.481b)
The Christmas Box, 1825
The Christmas Box: Religious Tract Society, 1825
Church Hymns, S.P.C.K.
(a) Church Hymns, S.P.C.K. 1871
Edited by W.W.How, J.Ellerton and others.
- RS-644 At evening, when the sun was set
- RS-235 Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands
- RS-262 Crown him with many crowns
- RS-658 For all the saints, who from their labours rest
- RS-172 From east to west, from shore to shore
- RS-573 God is working his purpose out
- RS-640 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
- RS-120 Summer suns are glowing
- RS-584 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
(b) - do - with Music, ed. Arthur Sullivan 1874 (assisted by J.W.Elliott)
- RS-76 (and 254, 278) Church Triumphant
- RS-640 Ellers
- RS-114 Luckington
- RS-584 St Clement
(c) Church Hymns, S.P.C.K. 1903
A `New and Revised Edition', edited by William Bright and others; Music Editor, C.H.Lloyd
Click here . . . to view the Preface to the 1903 edition.
- RS-261 At the Name of Jesus
- (RS-585) Ein feste Burg (E.Wordsworth's tr.)
- RS-573 Benson
- RS-283 (and 341) O amor quam ecstaticus
Church of Scotland hymn-books, 1898 --
Hymn-books of the Church of Scotland (in collaboration with other associated Churches). The Presbyterian Church of England was involved in the production of the 1927 and 1973 editions (together with other Churches - see notes on the separate editions).
See also notes on
[ from the Preface: ]
"This collection of hymns, authorised for use in public worship by the Church of Scotland, the Free Church of Scotland, The United Presbyterian Church, and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, has been prepared by a Committee appointed in equal numbers by those Churches."
The music editor was John Stainer. The book contained 625 hymns, 14 doxologies, 21 prose canticles or other responsive items, and an Appendix with 15 additional tunes or re-arrangements of tunes. No psalms, either prose or metrical, were included; it may be assumed that initially the Scottish Psalter and the Translations and Paraphrases were also in use in many of the constituent churches, if not actually bound into the hymnbooks in use (as was the case with some editions of the 1927 Revised Church Hymnary). However, a Supplement, containing a selection of 58 metrical psalms, 37 pointed prose psalms, and a few canticles and scripture sentences also pointed for chanting, was included in later editions of RCH.
Companion books to the Hymnary were published soon afterwards: The Hymns and Hymn Writers of the Church Hymnary, by John Brownlie (Henry Frowde, 1898), and The Music of the Church Hymnary and the Psalter in Metre, its Sources and Composers, by William Cowan & James Love (Henry Frowde, 1901).
Cowan & Love: Music of the Ch.Hymnary
William Cowan & James Love: The Music of the Church Hymnary and the Psalter in Metre, its Sources and Composers, Henry Frowde, 1901
See Church Hymnary .
Moffatt & Patrick: RCH Handbook
(a) James Moffatt and Millar Patrick: Handbook to "The Church Hymnary, Revised Edition", O.U.P. 1927
(b) Millar Patrick: - do - (revised, with Supplement) O.U.P. 1935
Barkley, J.: Handbook to 3CH
John Barkley: Handbook to The Church Hymnary 3rd Edition, O.U.P. 1979
Produced in response to a request of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1986, "to make available a selection of the best recent hymns in a supplement published for that purpose".
It was commissioned by the Assembly's "Panel on Worship", and compiled by a Supplement Committee convened by John Bell. Although most of the 120 items are of late 20th century composition (or consist of modern words set to traditional/folk melodies), the opportunity was taken to include one or two older conventional items whose ommission from the Church Hymnary Third Edition had been regarded by some with disfavour.
To view (part of) the Preface, click here . . .
The Daily Office in this Prayer Book includes the Canticle "A Song of Christ's Glory" (taken from Philippians 2:6-11), included in Rejoice and Sing with minor alterations.
Churches of Christ Hymn-books
Hymn-books of the Churches of Christ in the U.K.
See the following pages -
1841-1908: Successive books and editions, edited by - James Wallis; David King; James Nimmo and others.
1938 / 1942 The Christian Hymnary
Churches of Christ Hymn-books, 1841-1908
(a) A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of The Disciples of Jesus Christ, edited and published by James Wallis, Nottingham, 1841 (a year before the first Annual Conference in Edinburgh, 1842)
(b) - do - enlarged edition (446 hymns)
(c) - do - further enlarged (466 hymns)
(d) - do - - do - with supplement of 17 hymns
(e) David King: Psalms, Hymns and Scripture Chants for Christians, 1868
(f) - do - revised, with the assistance of G.Y.Tickle and others, and re-titled A Collection of Hymns for Churches of Christ, 1888 (808 hymns).
The Christian Hymnary
In 1932 the Annual Conference of Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland, meeting in Nottingham, resolved
"That a Special Committee be appointed ... to prepare and compile a new Hymn Book for the use of Churches of Christ, and that the Committee be instructed to explore the possibility of an edition of the new book with full-score music. ... "
The chairman of the Committee was John Wycliffe Black; the secretary successively James Gray, Frank Shakespeare-Herne, Frank Allen and again James Gray (jointly with William Robinson). Musical Editors were Frank Allen (until his death in 1936), James Gray and William Robinson.
The Committee decided, on grounds of cost, that a combined Words and Music edition would be impracticable. The book was therefore published in two parts [ (a) and (b) below: ]
(a) The Christian Hymnary for use of Churches of Christ (words only), Berean Press 1938
contained 788 hymns, with 71 "Ancient Hymns, Canticles, Psalms and Scripture Passages", all 71 items being pointed for chanting.
- RS-455 Lord of our highest love
- RS-683 The Lord Jehovah is my light
(b) Christian Hymnary Tune Book (Ch's of Christ), Berean Press 1938
contained 378 tunes, 3 `canticles' (including Richard Langdon's setting of the Lord's Prayer), 32 `anglican' chants and 6 Gregorian `tones'.
The Words edition was indexed, by number against each hymn, to tunes in the Music edition; but the Music edition was not indexed to the words (except that in a number of cases, mainly of single-verse hymns, wherever words and tune were uniquely paired the words were interlined with the music in the Music Edition).
To view (part of) the Prefaces to both books, click here . . .
(c) The Christian Hymnary - Supplement, Berean Press 1942
Edited by William Robinson, mainly from items included in a series of articles by him which had been printed in The Christian Advocate. It included 34 tunes, a few of these being revisions or re-harmonisations of tunes in the main book; two additional items complete with words (one being "The Coventry Carol"), and 6 additions or variations to the Gregorian Tones.
Because of cost and war-time restrictions, all the music was reproduced from the blocks used in The Christian Advocate, which in turn had been made from manuscript originals.
Occasional single hymns were distributed as separate one-sided sheets to be pasted in the main Words edition.
- RS-430 Praise to God, almighty maker
- RS-460 Thee we praise, high priest and victim
Church Praise, &c. (P.C.E.)
Hymn-books of the Presbyterian Church of England
(Julian, p.908-9 &c.)
(a) Paraphrases & Hymns, &c., 1857
(b) Psalms & Hymns for Divine Worship, 1866 or 1867, edited by James Hamilton & others; music editors: E.F.Rimbault and Henry Smart (see also separate note )
Contained 521 hymns and psalm versions, together with paraphrases of Scripture.
(According to Julian (p.909a), the use of instrumental music in the Presbyterian Church of England was "strictly forbidden till 1870".)
[ 1st edn, 1866 ]
- RS-575 Heathlands
- RS-319 Regent Square
[ 2nd edn, 1867 ]
- RS-605 Bethany
- RS-324 (and 580) Everton
- RS-631 Sunderland
(c) Church Praise, Presbyterian C.of E. / Nisbet 1882
Convener of editorial committee: W.Rigby Murray; music editor E.J.Hopkins. Contained 535 hymns and 19 doxologies.
(d) - do - Revised edition, Nisbet 1907
Secretary & Convener of Editorial Committee: initially R.E.Welsh; succeeded as Convener by J.Oswald Dykes, and as General Editor by J.M.E.Ross. Music Editors: F.N.Abernethy and J.E.Borland.
Contained 699 hymns; with 12 prose psalms, 11 prose canticles and 10 other passages of Scripture, all pointed for chanting; and 49 other items for responsive reading or for use as anthems.
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