EDINBURGH (Smart)

EDINBURGH (Smart)

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Published in 9 hymnals


Composer: Henry Thomas Smart

Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza¬≠tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: EDINBURGH (Smart)
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 15531 66551 17653
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P20b

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #R50b

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