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BRISTOL (Hodges)

Composer: Edward Hodges

Born: Ju­ly 20, 1796, Bris­tol, Eng­land. Died: Sep­tem­ber 1, 1867, Clif­ton, Bris­tol, Eng­land. Buried: Church of St. Mary the Vir­gin, Stan­ton Drew (about eight miles south of Bristol). Hodges’ mu­sic­al gift showed it­self at an ear­ly age; by 1819, he was play­ing the or­gan at St. James’ Church in Bris­tol, and at St. Nicholas’, 1821-1838. He al­so had an in­ter­est­ing me­chan­ic­al bent, and spurred sev­er­al tech­ni­cal im­prove­ments in or­gan de­sign. He com­posed a num­ber of serv­ic­es and an­them piec­es, and Cam­bridge Un­i­ver­si­ty award­ed him a doc­tor­ate in mu­sic in 1825. Hodges event­u­al­ly em­i­grat­ed, ac­cept­ing a post at the ca­thed­ral in… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: BRISTOL (Hodges)
Composer: Edward Hodges (1841)
Incipit: 51364 32153 21765
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Hark, the Glad Sound

Break, new-born year, on glad eyes, break

Break, new-born year, on glad eyes break,
Melodious voices move;
On, rolling time; thou canst not make
The Father cease to love.

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Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Above All Praise: Choral Hymn Descants with Organ Accompaniment
    Composer/Editor Antony Baldwin
    Published By: Paraclete Press (2011) pp. 3
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 21
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 28
  • Restrained Last Verses: Varied Accompaniments for Popular Hymns
    Composer/Editor Martin Setchell
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2003) pp. 19
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 20
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 28
  • More Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1997) pp. 10
  • Finishing Touch: One Hundred Last Verse Arrangements of Well-Known Hymn Tunes - New and Enlarged Edition
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 10
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 21
  • Accompaniments for Unison Hymn-Singing
    Composer/Editor Gerald H. Knight
    Published By: The Royal School of Church Music (1981) pp. 5
  • 44 Hymn Tunes Freely Harmonized: For Unison Singing
    Composer/Editor Eric Harding Thiman
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 5
  • Varied Hymn Accompaniments: Oxford Music for Organ
    Composer/Editor Henry Coleman
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1953) pp. 21
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 10: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 2

Organ Solo

  • 150 Hymn Preludes Book 1 Hymn Tune A - K: Short and Playable Pieces in Keys to Match All Popular Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Rosalie Bonighton
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2010) pp. 66, 70
  • The Organist Volume 102 Number 5 November 1998: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gregg Sewell; Tom Birchwood
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1998) pp. 44
  • Interpretations Based on Hymn-Tunes Book V: For Organ
    Composer/Editor David M. Cherwien
    Published By: Summa Productions (1985) pp. 9
  • The Amateur Organist Number 63: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Stewart Landon
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1973) pp. 36
  • Advent Wreath: Four Short Interludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Paul Hamill
    Published By: Harold Flammer, Inc. (1968) pp. 5


Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #72
Text: Prayer is the soul's sincere desire


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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #636

Include 42 pre-1979 instances
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