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#1941572 - 08/12/12 06:23 PM An odd little turn up
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I've been practicing sight reading lately from a old Baptist Hymnal (1968). This evening I just discovered that number 165 entitled "Holy Ghost, with Light Divine," has a melody by none other than Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Who'd a thunk it?
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#1941594 - 08/12/12 07:09 PM Re: An odd little turn up [Re: -Frycek]
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Last time I was there (Baptist church) I amused myself by looking through the hymnal index. I found Bach, Beethoven, Brahms. But the most were by Mendelssohn, including a selection from his oratorio Elijah.

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#1941864 - 08/13/12 10:03 AM Re: An odd little turn up [Re: -Frycek]
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One may also find Arthur Sullivan (of "Gilbert and"), Vaughn Williams, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Haydn, Mozart, Palestrina, Ignaz Pleyel, Henry Purcell, Martin Shaw, Jean Sibelius.

I do not have the Baptist hymnal, but a Presbyterian one dated 1955--- a very recent date when one considers that many of the tunes are hundreds of years old, and maybe much older than that. Still, I believe it's been superseded by a more recent edition.

Some were knocked out by the bushel by the ecclesiastical equivalent of Tin Pan Alley, but many are very lovely and worthwhile. Still, if it's a matter of simply improving the ability to read at sight (so valuable in a church accompanist), I suppose it hardly matters... though I don't like to spend my practice time on pieces which are meaningless to me, musically. This book has a round 600 numbers, so it offers a lot of latitude.

Gottschalk--- you don't say... no, I would not have expected to find him in a hymnbook, in a church. That's latitude, all right.
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#1941974 - 08/13/12 01:47 PM Re: An odd little turn up [Re: -Frycek]
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Jean Sibelius wrote the music for "Be Still My Soul" in my hymnal. One of my favorites, too.
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