LOWELL (Nichol)

Composer: H. Ernest Nichol

H. Ernest Nichol (b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1862; d. Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England, 1926) had begun a study program in civil engineering when he decided to study music instead. In 1888 he received a bachelor's degree in music from Oxford University. Nichol wrote some 130 hymn tunes and texts, many under the pseudonym “Colin Sterne” (derived from his middle and last name); many were first sung at church school programs. Psalter Hymnal Handbook… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: LOWELL (Nichol)
Composer: H. Ernest Nichol (1905)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 15351 23451 23217
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Composed in 1905 by H. Ernest Nichol (b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1862; d. Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England, 1926), LOWELL was first introduced in the Christian Reformed Church when it was included in the New Christian Hymnal in 1929.

Nichol had begun a study program in civil engineering when he decided to study music instead. In 1888 he received a bachelor's degree in music from Oxford University. Nichol wrote some 130 hymn tunes and texts, many under the pseudonym “Colin Sterne” (derived from his middle and last name); many were first sung at church school programs.

A strong tune LOWELL consists of several dramatic melodic phrases that are repeated and varied. Sing stanza 1 in unison with full, bright accompaniment; sing stanza 2 and 3 in harmony, preferably unaccompanied; then sing stanza 1 again in unison with full accompaniment, thus concluding the hymn in a more jubilant fashion (in tune with what Dix intended). Many other hymnals use HYFRYDOL (568) as a setting for this text.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #406
Text: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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Gloria #191

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Hymnal for American Youth #211

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #192

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Hymns of the Centuries (Chapel Edition) #214

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Hymns of the Centuries #191

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Hymns of the Christian Life #307

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Hymns of the United Church #157

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Moravian Book of Worship #373

Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #366

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #406

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Select Hymns and Psalms #95

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #131

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Songs for Sunday Schools #85

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The Century Hymnal #285

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The New Baptist Praise Book #308

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The New Christian Hymnal #189

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