ROCKING

Transcriber: Martin Shaw

Martin F. Shaw was educated at the Royal College of Music in London and was organist and choirmaster at St. Mary's, Primrose Hill (1908-1920), St. Martin's in the Fields (1920-1924), and the Eccleston Guild House (1924-1935). From 1935 to 1945 he served as music director for the diocese of Chelmsford. He established the Purcell Operatic Society and was a founder of the Plainsong and Medieval Society and what later became the Royal Society of Church Music. Author of The Principles of English Church Music Composition (1921), Shaw was a notable reformer of English church music. He worked with Percy Dearmer (his rector at St. Mary's in Primrose Hill); Ralph Vaughan Williams, and his brother Geoffrey Shaw in publishing hymnals such as Songs… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ROCKING
Transcriber: Martin Shaw (1928)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 13556 64566 45
Key: F Major
Source: Czech carol
Copyright: Music by permission of Oxford University Press.

Texts

Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep

Rock-a-Bye, My Dear Little Boy


Rock-a-bye, my dear little boy, dear little boy,
wonder of wonders, my blessing and joy;
slumber as I gently hold you,
let my tender love enfold you;
gift of God to me and the world,
here in my arms lies so peacefully curled.

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Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers
    Composer/Editor Alan Ridout
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 171

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Lullabies for the Christ Child: Gentle Medleys of the Season for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2005) pp. 10
  • A Christmas Tapestry for Organ & Piano
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2000) pp. 28

Organ Solo

  • The Organist's Companion Volume 39 Number 1 November December 2016 General, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Martha Sobaje
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2016) pp. 18
  • Carols A to Z: 38 Organ Settings for Worship or Recital
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 8
  • The Organist Volume 116 Number 5 November December 2012: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 13
  • Glad Tidings!: A Christmas Collection for Organ
    Composer/Editors Dennis Eliot; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 38
  • Simply Christmas for Organ: Thirteen Selections Designed to Simplify the Season
    Composer/Editors Eugene McCluskey; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2002) pp. 26
  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year Book 1: Feasts and Festivals
    Composer/Editor Philip Moore
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 132
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 65 Number 2 November 2001: A Bi-monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 74
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 125
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 16 Number 1 November December 1993 General, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Craig A. Penfield
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (1993) pp. 3
  • Festive Christmas Classics for Organ
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Felix Mendelssohn
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 16
  • Noel! Noel! Noel!: Christmas Music for the Organ
    Composer/Editor Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1974) pp. 16
  • The Sacred Organ Folio No. 6
    Composer/Editor David Paxton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1972) pp. 44
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 7 Number 2 November 1972: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; David Paxton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1972) pp. 44
  • Advent & Christmas Organ Book
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Carl Simone
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1971) pp. 36
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 31 Number 1 October 1967: A Bi-Monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors L. N. Porter; Carl Simone
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1967) pp. 26
  • Organ Solos for Advent and Christmas
    Composer/Editor Richard Warner
    Published By: Shawnee Press, Inc. (1963) pp. 3

Piano Solo

  • Christmas Elegance: Piano Settings by Bob Krogstad
    Composer/Editor Bob Krogstad
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1996) pp. 29
  • The Exquisite Stylings of Ovid Young Christmas: For Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Ovid Young
    Published By: Gaither Music Company (1988) pp. 27
  • The Church Pianist Volume 4 Number 2 November 1987: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Bob Burroughs
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 32
  • The Church Pianist Volume 2 Number 2 November 1985: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Carl Simone
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1985) pp. 30

Organ Solo: With Optional Instrument(s)

  • Reflections of Christmas: Quiet Carol Settings for Organ and Optional Flute
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 20

Voices: Organ and Choir

  • A Christmas Garland: Two-Part or SAB, Keyboard
    Composer/Editor Kenneth T. Kosche
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 14

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #448

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #860

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #861

Audio

Small Church Music #1654

Audio

The United Methodist Hymnal #235

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #287

Worship in Song #73

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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