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My Master Was So Very Poor

Author: Harry Lee Appears in 19 hymnals Hymnal Title: Calvin Hymnary Project


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Composer: George Henry Day Appears in 1 hymnal Hymnal Title: A Hymnal for Friends Tune Key: g minor Incipit: 51712 76553 234 Used With Text: My Master Was So Very Poor
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Composer: Alta C. Faircloth Appears in 3 hymnals Hymnal Title: Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed) Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 51754 34554 57545 Used With Text: My Master Was So Very Poor


Composer: R. Vaughn Williams, 1872- Appears in 38 hymnals Hymnal Title: Christian Worship Tune Sources: Traditional melody Incipit: 55165 53215 11356 Used With Text: My Master Was So Very Poor


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My Master Was So Very Poor

Author: Harry Lee, 1877-1942 Hymnal: A Hymnal for Friends #22 (1955) Hymnal Title: A Hymnal for Friends Tune Title: MY MASTER
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My Master Was So Very Poor

Author: Harry Lee Hymnal: Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed) #103 (1975) Hymnal Title: Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed) Topics: Jesus Christ Birth; Jesus Christ Life and Ministry Languages: English Tune Title: DUNWODY

My Master was so very poor

Author: Harry Lee Hymnal: Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d272 (1953) Hymnal Title: Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. Languages: English


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George Henry Day

1883 - 1966 Hymnal Title: A Hymnal for Friends Composer of "MY MASTER" in A Hymnal for Friends George Henry Day (1883-1966) was a choirboy at Trinity Chapel, New York City, where he studied with G. Edward Stubbs. Day was appointed choirmaster at St. Peter’s in Chelsea Square (1911) but maintained his position as an assistant auditor of the Gorham Manufacturing Company for two more years. He resigned as assistant auditor, took special courses at Columbia University, and in 1915 graduated from New York College of Music. He served as organist and choirmaster in churches in Youngstown, Ohio; Wilmington, Delaware, where he studied with Edward Shippen Barnes; and Rochester, New York, before going to Trinity Church. He was awarded a Doctor of Music degree from Lincoln-Jefferson University (1923). --The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion, 1993

Alta C. Faircloth

1911 - 1983 Hymnal Title: Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed) Composer of "DUNWODY" in Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed)

Ralph Vaughan Williams

1872 - 1958 Person Name: R. Vaughn Williams, 1872- Hymnal Title: Christian Worship Arranger of "HERONGATE" in Christian Worship Through his composing, conducting, collecting, editing, and teaching, Ralph Vaughan Williams (b. Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England, October 12, 1872; d. Westminster, London, England, August 26, 1958) became the chief figure in the realm of English music and church music in the first half of the twentieth century. His education included instruction at the Royal College of Music in London and Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as additional studies in Berlin and Paris. During World War I he served in the army medical corps in France. Vaughan Williams taught music at the Royal College of Music (1920-1940), conducted the Bach Choir in London (1920-1927), and directed the Leith Hill Music Festival in Dorking (1905-1953). A major influence in his life was the English folk song. A knowledgeable collector of folk songs, he was also a member of the Folksong Society and a supporter of the English Folk Dance Society. Vaughan Williams wrote various articles and books, including National Music (1935), and composed numerous arrange­ments of folk songs; many of his compositions show the impact of folk rhythms and melodic modes. His original compositions cover nearly all musical genres, from orchestral symphonies and concertos to choral works, from songs to operas, and from chamber music to music for films. Vaughan Williams's church music includes anthems; choral-orchestral works, such as Magnificat (1932), Dona Nobis Pacem (1936), and Hodie (1953); and hymn tune settings for organ. But most important to the history of hymnody, he was music editor of the most influential British hymnal at the beginning of the twentieth century, The English Hymnal (1906), and coeditor (with Martin Shaw) of Songs of Praise (1925, 1931) and the Oxford Book of Carols (1928). Bert Polman