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A Child of the King = Bingham[p?]ton

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The entry for the tune name "A Child of the King" states that there are no media files available for this tune, yet this tune is identical in all but name to BINGHAMTON, which shows two media files.

Incidentally, some hymnals call it BINGHAMPTON. Is there an authority hymnary.org defers to on such minutiae? And shouldn't there be a cross-reference from BINGHAMPTON to BINGHAMTON (or vice versa; my own spreadsheet has the spelling with P as the default)?

Leland aka Haruo


Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The entry for the tune "A Child of the King" came from four hymnals that haven't been completely edited yet, so we didn't have complete tune information for them. This does indeed look like the it's the same tune as BINGHAMTON, so they have now been merged together.

The authority Hymnary.org defers to on hymn tune names is the version that is used by the majority of hymnals (in our collection). The three that use it have the spelling "BINGHAMTON"

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