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Godolphin, Sidney: Poems

(Manuscripts)

(a) Bodleian Library MS. Malone 13 (prob. mid-17th cent.)

(b) MS `in the possession of John Drinkwater' [ in 1931 ], in the handwriting of William Godolphin (nephew; prob. 2nd half of 17th cent.)

(Editions)

Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, ed. G.E.B.Saintsbury; vol.ii, 1906

The Poems of Sidney Godolphin, ed. William Dighton, with a Preface by John Drinkwater; Clarendon Press, 1931

For John Drinkwater's Preface, and Part I of Wm Dighton's Introduction containing a biography of William Godolphin, select as highlighted. (Inclusion of these transcriptions subject to copyright permission, not yet available.)

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RS-186 Lord, when the wise men came from far 

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Good Will

Good Will, February 1894

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RS-605 Son of God, eternal Saviour 

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The Gospel Magazine

Edited for a time by A.M.Toplady, who also contributed articles both during and before his editorship under the pseudonym `Minimus'.

(a) August 1771

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RS-348 Hark, my soul! it is the Lord

(b) December 1772

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RS-541 How blest are they, O God

(c) July 1774 (p.307)

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RS-59 God moves in a mysterious way 

(d) December 1774

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RS-54 A sovereign protector I have

(e) March 1776

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RS-365 Rock of ages, cleft for me

(f) December 1777 (p.555)

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59 God moves in a mysterious way

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Goss, J.: Chants 

(a) Chants Ancient and Modern, ed. John Goss, 1841

(b) - do - , 1843

This was a large collection of over 200 chants, set out on 6 staves - SATB open score and 2-stave accompaniment. There were several editions.

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RS-686 J.Goss: Double Chant in A flat
RS-728 (also 756 in D maj.) J.Turle: Double Chant in D mi.

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The Grail

Background of the `Grail' Psalms.

For many centuries the Bible used in the Roman Catholic Church was the Latin version (Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis, commonly known as `The Vulgate'). As far as the Old Testament is concerned, this was a translation, originating with Jerome in the 4th century, initially based on the Hebrew scriptures, but with many subsequent revisions in line with the Greek version known as the `Septuagint' (dating from the first or second century B.C.). In particular, the Psalms in the Vulgate were mainly drawn from the Greek text rather than the Hebrew.

In the early 1950's, a number of Roman Catholic scholars in France cooperated to produce La Bible de Jérusalem: a new translation into French made directly from the Hebrew texts. The whole Bible was completed in 1956, but versions of the Psalms were published by Editions Cerf in 1950 (edited by R.Tournay and R.Schwab), and in a second edition with the assistance of Joseph Gelineau and T.G.Chifflot (1955).

(A spin-off from this was the English Jerusalem Bible, published in 1966; this contained Introductions and Notes translated from the French version, and a new English text prepared with the help of the same French scholars but translated directly from Hebrew to English.) 

Joseph Gelineau wrote, concerning the making of La Bible de Jérusalem:

"Special attention was paid to the rhythmic structure of the poetry of the psalms, and this allowed a sung or recited psalmody to be fashioned on the basis of the analogy that exists between the Hebrew tonic rhythm and that of our modern languages. Since 1953 this new way of singing the psalms had spread rapidly among French Catholics. Following the success of the French venture, The Grail took the initiative in making an English translation based on the same principles. The work was begun in 1954 with the collaboration of Gall Schuon OCSO, Albert Derzelle OCSO, and Hubert Richards LSS, for the translation from the original texts, of Philippa Craig for literary style, and (in the musical editions) of Gregory Murray OSB for `singability' ". 

Successive editions of the `Grail' Psalms are as follows -

(a) Twenty Four Psalms and a Canticle, 1955

 (Psalms 2, 8, 23, 24, 29, 42, 43, 51, 91, 93, 95, 100, 116 (in 2 parts), 117, 120, 121, 122, 123, 126, 127, 128, 130, 136; and the `Magnificat')

Published in two editions, both containing Antiphons to each Psalm/Canticle:

(i) words and melody
(ii) words, harmonised voice parts, and accompaniments.
 
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RS-670 Your majesty is praised above the heavens (Ps.8)
RS-677 The Lord is my Shepherd (Ps.23)
RS-680 The Lord's is the earth and its fullness (Ps.24)

(b) Thirty Psalms and Two Canticles, 1957

(Psalms 1, 5, 19 (in 2 parts), 22, 27, 32, 33, 34, 63, 65, 67, 70, 72, 80, 80, 81, 84, 85, 95, 103, 113, 124, 125, 131, 134, 137, 138, 139, 145, 150; the `Nunc dimittis' and the `Canticle of the Three Children')

In two editions, as for the 1955 volume.

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RS-575 O God, be gracious and bless us (Ps.67)
RS-702 My soul is longing and yearning (Ps.84)
    (How lovely is your dwelling-place) 

(c) The Psalms: A New Translation, 1963

The whole Psalter (words only; without Antiphons)

(d) The Grail Psalms: Singing Version, 19__

As (c), but with music and Antiphons
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RS-693 All peoples, clap your hands (Ps.47)

(e) The Grail Psalms: Inclusive Language Version, 1986

As (c), the psalm texts being modified to take account of inclusive language principles.
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RS-670 Your majesty is praised above the heavens (Ps.8)
RS-677 The Lord is my Shepherd (Ps.23)
RS-680 The Lord's is the earth and its fullness (Ps.24)
RS-693 All peoples, clap your hands (Ps.47)
RS-575 O God, be gracious and bless us (Ps.67)
RS-702 My soul is longing and yearning (Ps.84)
(How lovely is your dwelling-place) 
 

See also a separate note on the singing method of the `Grail' Psalmody.

 

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Grey, J.: Ps. & Hymn Tunes
J.Grey: A Manual of Psalm and Hymn Tunes used in the Parish Church of St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring, 1857
 
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RS-662 Ewing

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Pratt Green, F.: 26 Hymns
F.Pratt Green: Twenty-six Hymns, Epworth Press / Methodist Publishing House, 1971

This was the first published collection of hymns by F.Pratt Green. Some of the hymns had been published previously (eight of them in the Methodist Supplement Hymns and Songs 1969). All of them are reprinted in his later collection Hymns and Ballads 1982, although in a number of cases the later volume incorporates alterations to the original text made or approved by the author.

For hymns in the `26' included in Rejoice & Sing, see notes on the following:

RS-600 Christ is the world's light
RS-42 For the fruits of [ all ] creation
RS-263 Glorious the day when Christ was born
RS-417 Lord Jesus, once a child
RS-636 The Church of Christ in every age

The booklet was reviewed by Erik Routley in the Bulletin of the Hymn Society of GB & I, No.123 January 1972.

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Pratt Green, F.: Hymns & Ballads

The Hymns & Ballads of Fred Pratt Green, ed. Bernard Braley, Stainer & Bell 1982

Contains 209 hymns, poems and other items of Pratt Green's large output of hymnody in various forms. It includes a brief personal introduction by Pratt Green himself, together with an editorial introduction and brief notes on the hymns by Bernard Braley. There are several indexes, including an index of (suggested) tunes, but no actual music notation.

See also a note about F.Pratt Green's earlier (first) published collection Twenty-six Hymns (1971) .

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RS-438 An upper room did our Lord prepare
RS-486 By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered
RS-600 Christ is the world's Light, he and none other
RS-42 For the fruits of [ all ] creation
(his)
RS-263 Glorious the day when Christ was born
RS-85 God in his love for us lent us this planet
RS-417 Lord Jesus, once a child
RS-634 Pray for the Church, afflicted and oppressed
RS-581 Sing, one and all, a song of celebration
RS-636 The Church of Christ in every age
RS-221 To mock your reign, O dearest Lord
RS-414 When, in our music, God is glorified

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Greenwell, Dora: Carmina Crucis
Dora Greenwell: Carmina Crucis; Bell and Daldy, London 1869

[BL] - do - , published by H.R.Allenson, London 1906

One of several collections of her poems published in her lifetime; this contains poems written by Dora Greenwell during the period 1861-69. It consists mainly of reflections on the Cross, and on the suffering which the Cross symbolizes for the Christian.

It was re-published in 1906 (24 years after her death), the first edition having long been out of print; this edition was prepared by Constance L.Maynard, then Principal of Westfield College, London, from a copy owned by Dora Greenwell's brother Alan, in which the poems had been dated `by dictation from his sister'.

The 1906 edition includes the original illustrations and the author's Dedication, together with an editorial Introduction.

To view (part of) the Introduction, click here . . .

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RS-136 And art thou come with us to dwell

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Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753

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RS-204 (287) Deus tuorum militum

For a reference to Antiphoners generally, see the notes on the Gelasian Sacramentary .

See also a separate note on French Church Melodies . [ not yet included ]

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Gurney, J.H.: Collection
J.H.Gurney: A Collection of Hymns for Public Worship, Lutterworth 1838

Sometimes known as Gurney's Lutterworth Collection. It was a collection of the work of various authors, compiled while he was Curate at Lutterworth, and contained 300 hymns, including eleven by Gurney himself (listed in Julian, p.474).

The title page contains a quotation from Ps.147:1 (AV), followed by two quatrains from Baxter's `Ye holy angels bright' (v.3 and v.5).

For a full transcription of the title page and J.H.Gurney's preface, click here . . . .

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RS-125 Ye holy angels bright

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