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Raffles, Thomas: Hymns &c.
[C] Hymns Selected and Alphabetically Arranged for Public Worship and Private Devotion; by Thomas Raffles, D.D., LL.D., Liverpool and London, 1853
Published while Thomas Raffles was still Minister of Great George St Chapel, Liverpool. where his pastorate lasted 49 years, from 1812 to 1860 (Julian p.948b). The Dedication on the Title page reads:
Thomas Raffles's Preface begins:
My object in preparing this Selection of Hymns has not been to supersede the use of Dr Watts's Book [ NOTE * ], but to furnish a Supplement to it, so that we might have a greater variety both of subjects and of metres in our worship . . .
* i.e. Watts's Hymns & Spiritual Songs (1707-9 &c.) together with The Psalms of David Imitated . . . (1709), which together formed the standard "Watts's Hymns" for Congregational Churches in the 18th/19th centuries.
Redhead, R.: Hymn Tunes
(a) Church Hymn Tunes, ancient and modern, for the several seasons of the Christian Year . . . selected, composed and arranged by Richard Redhead, 1853
The tunes, partly his own composition and partly older works, were given (Roman) numbers instead of names; consequently many of them, whether his own work or not, came to be known as `Redhead No. __'.
- RS-116=665 Laus Deo
(b) Ancient Hymn Melodies & Other Church Tunes, 1859
- RS-78 (316, 508) Metzler's Redhead
Reinagle, A.R.: Hymn Tunes
Alexander Robert Reinagle: Hymn Tune collections -
On all the above collections, see notes on
RS-277 St Peter
Produced as a new Hymnal for the Reformed Church in America, by a Committee appointed by the General Synod in 1979. The committee's chairman was Howard G.Hageman, and Erik Routley was appointed editor; undoubtedly the main structure and contents of the book are due to Erik's work upon it, though the editorial Preface is subscribed by him merely as `Musical Editor'. (Perhaps the adjective may be taken as a description of the person, not merely the office.)
The book, which is arranged in what the Compilers call `the canonical order of the Bible', contains 624 hymns and other items with music, a full Order of Worship with congregational texts, and a selection of Psalms for responsive reading (taken from A Liturgical Psalter for the Christian Year, ed. Massey H.Shepherd, 1976).
A number of text variations to hymns proposed for Rejoice & Sing were taken from, or found to have been already included in, Rejoice in the Lord.
Click here . . . to view the Editor's Preface. [Not yet included. Awaiting copyright permission]
Riley, Wm: Parochial Harmony &c.
(a) William Riley: Parochial Music Corrected, 1762
Included his forceful views on the ways in which hymn- and psalm- singing had, as he believed, been influenced for the worse by - in particular - Methodist innovations and by practices inspired by them. Together with Parochial Harmony (see below), the book contained tunes both old and new in the style which he advocated.
- RS-88: St Nicholas
and also an article on "The Parish Clerk"
(b) William Riley: Parochial Harmony, consisting of a Collection of psalm-tunes in three and four parts, 1762
- RS-115 St Bartholomew
- RS-257 (351, 570) St Magnus
For the Title-pages and Introductions to the above, and (part of) the text of Parochial Music Corrected, click here >> ...
(c) William Riley: Psalms and Hymns for the Chapel of the Asylum or House of Refuge for Female Orphans (n.d.; after 1762)
Rippon, John: Selection
The first edition of John Rippon's Selection (1787) was followed by a large number of further editions until his death in 1836, and a posthumous collection was published in 1844 (see below). Only a few of these editions are noted here; for J.Rippon's Collections with Tunes, click here . . .
(a) A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr Watts's Psalms and Hymns. By John Rippon, A.M., 1787
- RS-589 How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord
(b) - do - . . . by John Rippon, A.M. Fourth Edition. Including the Names of the Tunes adapted to many of the Hymns. Sold by Mr Rippon, and at his Vestry, Carter Lane, Tooley-Street; Mr Dilly and Mr Robinson, London; Mr Brown, Bristol; Mr Binns, Leeds; Mr Gray, Edinburgh; and by the Baptist Ministers at Philadelphie, Boston, And New-York.
Undated; preface subscribed (in this and in the edition next mentioned) `J.R. / No.10 Grange-Road, Southwark'. The appearance of John Rippon's D.D. in the undated edition (c) below, compared with a mere M.A. in this 4th edition, suggests that the 4th is the earlier of the two.
(c) - do - . . . by John Rippon, D.D. Including the Names of the Tunes ... &c. Sold by the Author, and at his Vestry, Carter Lane . . . &c. . . . [ Messrs Robinson and Gray have disappeared, and Mr Ogle now represents Edinburgh. ]
The copy seen (in The Congregational Library, London is undated, but a pencilled note appears on the inside front cover ` 2/6 circa 1793 '. On the fly-sheet recto a further MS note in ink reads:
This edition is later than 1790, but earlier than 1800; as it does not contain the hymns which were interspersed in the 10th edition.
[ ## memo: check the C.L. copy to see if it contains the Ryland hymn `O Lord, I would delight in thee' ]
(d) - do - , 1796
- RS-715  Tiverton
(e) - do - , 1798
[ Not seen, and form of title-page not known. Date taken from reference in Julian, p.983b ]
- RS-593 O Lord, I would delight in thee
(f) - do - , Tenth edition 1800
(g) - do - , 1804
(described in the Hymnal 1940 Conpanion as `second Baltimore edition')
(h) - do - , 1810
(i) - do - , 1827
(j) - do - , (posthumously) The Comprehensive Edition, 1844
Contained `upwards of 1170 hymns' (Julian, p.964a). It was known as The Comprehensive Rippon, and was followed by a rival edition under the original title.
Rippon, J.: Hymn collections with Tunes
[ See also the note on the extensive series of John Rippon's Selection of Hymns ]
A Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes ... adapted principally to Dr Watts's Hymns and Psalms, and to Dr Rippon's Selection of Hymns, by John Rippon D.D., c.1790 &c.
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