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DIDSBURY

DIDSBURY

Composer: Joseph Barnby
Published in 6 hymnals


Audio files: Recording

Composer: Joseph Barnby

Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions in… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: DIDSBURY
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Incipit: 34211 71564 33236

Texts

The Final Sentence

The trumpet sounds, the Judge descends,
A numerous guard surround his throne;
His once-dishonoured form appears
Far brighter than the noon-day sun.

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General Redemption

Hail, thou bright and sacred morn

Hail, thou bright and sacred morn,
Risen with gladness in thy beams!
Light, which not of earth is born,
From thy dawn in glory streams;
Airs of heaven are breathed around,
And each place is holy ground.

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns and Psalms #185b

Hymns and Psalms #216b

Audio

Small Church Music #6977

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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