Composer: Sydney H. Nicholson
Published in 8 hymnals

Composer: Sydney H. Nicholson

Sydney H. Nicholson, (b. St. Marylebone, London, England, 1875; d. Ashford, Kent, England, 1947) was an organist and church music educator who greatly influenced English hymnody. Educated at Oxford's New College, the Royal College of Music in London, and in Frankfurt, Germany, he became organist at several famous cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey (1919-1928). Nicholson founded and administered the School of English Church Music at Chislehurst in 1927; this important institution, with branches throughout the English-speaking world, was renamed the Royal School of Church Music in 1945. Located in Canterbury after World War II, its headquarters were moved to Addington Palace, Croydon, in 1954. Nicholson was music adviser for the 1916 Sup… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: CHISLEHURST (Nicholson)
Composer: Sydney H. Nicholson
Meter: with alleluias
Incipit: 32156 12123 5321
Key: G Major
Copyright: © Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd


Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!

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Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 200 New Last Verses
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 38
  • Accompaniments for Unison Hymn-Singing
    Composer/Editors Gerald H. Knight; Sydney H. Nicholson
    Published By: The Royal School of Church Music (1981) pp. 7

Organ Solo

  • Jesus Paid It All: For the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; William L. Hooper
    Published By: Broadman Press (1985) pp. 12
  • PedalPoint Volume 3 Number 4 July August September 1984: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; William L. Hooper
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1984) pp. 10


Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #277b


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #255c

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #87b


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #176c

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The New English Hymnal #130b


Together in Song #369

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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