Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Published in 17 hymnals

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Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: DIES IRAE (Dykes)
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8
Incipit: 32123 45166 51432
Key: d minor
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Eleven Pieces for the Church Organist: With Registration for All Organs
    Composer/Editor Richard Irven Purvis
    Published By: MCA Music (1957) pp. 41


The Cyber Hymnal #1178
Text: Day of Wrath, O Day of Mourning
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The Cyber Hymnal #8397
Text: Day Of Wrath
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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #644


The Cyber Hymnal #1178


The Cyber Hymnal #8397

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