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FIAT LUX (Dykes)

FIAT LUX (Dykes)

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1875)
Published in 43 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: FIAT LUX (Dykes)
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1875)
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4
Incipit: 51232 15432 23276
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8349
Text: O Life, We Learn Of Thee
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #349

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The Cyber Hymnal #8349

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