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Dale, Alan: New World &c.
In the early 1960s Alan Dale set out to write a paraphrase of what he called `the essence of the New Testament' in a `controlled vocabulary': beginning with the mission and ministry of Jesus, he aimed to reproduce what the New Testament says about it, using a `spoken' rather than a `literary' English, for an intended readership of young people in Secondary Schools. The result was his New World: the Heart of the New Testament in Plain English, published in 1967 (and followed in 1972 by a similar approach to the Old Testament).
Hubert Richards adapted some quotations from New World and set them to music; these were published in 1969 as Ten Gospel Songs. `Go, tell everyone' was the most successful of these compositions.
Damon's The Psalms of David
William Damon (or Daman): The Psalmes of David in English metre, with Notes of foure partes set vnto them, by Guilielmo Daman, for Iohn Bull, to the vse of the godly Christians for recreatying themselves, in stede of fond and vnseemley Ballades. John Day, 1579
John Bull, a London goldsmith who enjoyed singing psalm tunes as a relaxation, asked William Damon, `one of her maiesties Musitions', to write some for him. Damon duly provided settings of 79 such tunes for Bull's private use. In 1579 Bull published them (? or commissioned John Day to do so) under the title shown above.
[ Information from the Handbook to RCH, p.313: ]
The tunes, mainly taken from previous Psalters, were harmonised rather simply, so that the book was not a success. It was withdrawn by Damon, and he prepared a revised version which was published by Thomas Est in 1591 (about or shortly after the time of Damon's death).
(For an alternative account of the 1591 edition, see below.)
[ Alternative account of the 1591 edition: ]
However, the [ 1579 ] book appeared without Damon's consent; and, feeling that those settings for amateur use reflected little credit on his musical skills, he issued in 1591 a corrected edition, published by Thomas Est. In this `the Tenor singeth the Church tune'; but in the same year another edition was brought out with the melody in the treble. The 1591 edition was entitled The former (second) Booke of the Musicke of M.William Damon, late one of her majesties Musitions: contayning all the tunes of David's psalms as they are ordinarely soung in the Church, most excellently by him composed into 4 parts.
Day(e), John (printed by): Psalmes of David in English Metre &c., London, 1560-61 ("Day's Psalter")
The title "Day's Psalter" is used frequently to refer to editions of the English metrical Psalter printed by him in the period 1559 to 1584 (the date of his death), for which the words were edited by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and others (the "Old Version"). The title is generally used in the context of the tunes; references to the words generally use the description "Old Version" or "Sternhold and Hopkins".
See also a general note on the Old Version.
This is the title of a short manual written in Greek, which was discovered in Constantinople in 1875. The manuscript itself is apparently mediaeval - c. 10th century - but it is generally agreed to have been a copy of one composed mainly in the 1st or early 2nd century, some time after A.D.60.
It is a valuable source of information about the ecclesiatical and liturgical practices of the Jewish-Christian churches in the first few centuries.
Doles, F.: Choralbuch
Johann Friedrich Doles: Vierstimmiges Choralbuch, oder harmonische melodien Sammlung für Kirchen, 1785
Doane, G.W.: Songs by the Way
George Washington Doane: Songs by the Way, 1824
[ Enlarged 2nd & 3rd editions published posthumously in 1859 & 1875 ]
Doane, W.H.: Songs of Devotion &c.
Julian (p.304) lists a number of collections edited by W.H.Doane, including
These collections appear to have been intended for Sunday School and/or Evangelistic use, especially in the Baptist Sunday School in Cincinnati, Ohio, of which he was Superintendent.
Part of an Introduction to the Devotions in an edition of Donne's Complete Poetry and Selected Prose, edited by John Hayward, Nonesuch Press, London, 1939 (first edition, 1929; reprinted 1939):
"Devotions upon Emergent Occasions were written by Donne during the serious illness that befell him in the winter of 1623, and were published early in the new year. While his body was consumed with pain, Donne's mind, in a state of feverish activity, analysed the "severall steps" of the disease into "Meditations upon our humane condition; Expostulations, and debatements with God; and Prayers, upon severall occasions to him". Thus each stage of his sickness became the subject of a meditation, an expostulation and a prayer. The "Meditations" alone are reprinted in this edition. They form a complete sequence, from the onset of the attack, through its nearly fatal climax, per fretum febris, to a happy recovery, illustrating even more clearly than the sermons the intense interest Donne took in the spectacle of mortality under the shadow of death, a vision that haunted him perpetually, and inspired the highest flights of his eloquence.
"The Devotions were printed twice in 1624 (three issues), and again in 1626 and 1627. The  text of the Meditations is from the first of the two editions of 1624. . . . "
Meditation XV of Donne's Devotions takes up the themes of Sleep and Death, and leads him into reflections about Clocks and Bells, which remind him of his mortality; and the "Bells" theme occupies him for the next three sections (Meditations XVI -- XVIII). The full text of these three sections may be seen here ( click to view ).
- RS-609 `Am I my brother's keeper?'
Dudley-Smith, T.: Lift Every Heart
Timothy Dudley-Smith: Lift Every Heart, Collins/Hope 1984
A collection prepared and annotated by the author of the hymns, of "all the hymn-texts written up to the end of 1983 which I wish to preserve", and "based on a small publication issued privately, A Collection of Hymns, 1961-1981, subtitled `a source book for editors'."
The book also contains a semi-autobiographical Foreword, and two longer chapters, headed respectively "Hymns and Poetry - a personal reflection" and "`O changeless Christ' - the making of a hymn-text". There follow the hymn texts themselves; a short section of "Early Poems"; and a longer section with the author's notes on each of the hymns. There are several appendices and indexes, including details of various publications and recordings which have included one or more of his hymns.
A further volume, Songs of Deliverance , containing 36 hymns written between 1984 and 1987, was published in 1988 by Hodder & Stoughton and Hope Publishing Co. Like the earlier volume, it contains the author's notes on the hymns, together with suggested tunes and other information.
(a) Gospel Idylls and other Sacred Verses, 1884
(b) Hymns and Litanies, Parkstone Press 1885
Both the above were published while Ernest Dugmore was Vicar of Parkstone, Dorset.
- RS-485 Almighty Father of all things that be
(c) Hymns of Adoration for Church Use, 1900
Published in the year of his appointment to a Canonry at Salisbury Cathedral and the Prebend of Gillingham Major.
- RS-485 Almighty Father of all things that be
In 1962 a Working Party was set up by the Scottish Churches' Consult- ation on Music, representing a number of denominations, and based at Scottish Churches' House, Dunblane. It was convened by Reginald Barrett-Ayres, and met under the general guidance of the Warden of Scottish Churches' House, Ian Fraser. Its main aim was to explore current developments in church music, and particularly in hymns and songs; and in the course of its work it produced the two collections of new and recent material entitled Dunblane Praises.
As part of the exercise, submissions were invited from a number of authors and composers of contemporary hymns. To each contributor a nom de plume was assigned, consisting of the name of a character in the short stories of Damon Runyan; and initially the submissions were considered by the Working Party without knowledge of the actual identity of the author or composer in each case. (Actual names, however, were restored for those items selected for inclusion in the two published booklets.) [ NOTE WW ]
The booklets were not type-set, but printed from plates made from typed words and manuscript music.
(a) Dunblane Praises No.1, Scottish Churches Music Consultation 1965
- RS-746 God, your glory we have seen in your Son
- RS-568 Lord Christ, the Father's mighty Son
(b) Dunblane Praises No.2, - do - 1967
- RS-609 `Am I my brother's keeper?' / Abel
- RS-123 Think of a world without any flowers
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