[My latest sun is sinking fast] (Bradbury)

[My latest sun is sinking fast] (Bradbury)

Composer: William B. Bradbury (1862)
Published in 47 hymnals

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Composer: William B. Bradbury

William Bachelder Bradbury USA 1816-1868. Born at York, ME, he was raised on his father's farm, with rainy days spent in a shoe-shop, the custom in those days. He loved music and spent spare hours practicing any music he could find. In 1830 the family moved to Boston, where he first saw and heard an organ and piano, and other instruments. He became an organist at 15. He attended Dr. Lowell Mason's singing classes, and later sang in the Bowdoin Street church choir. Dr. Mason became a good friend. He made $100/yr playing the organ, and was still in Dr. Mason's choir. Dr. Mason gave him a chance to teach singing in Machias, ME, which he accepted. He returned to Boston the following year to marry Adra Esther Fessenden in 1838, then rel… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [My latest sun is sinking fast] (Bradbury)
Composer: William B. Bradbury (1862)
Incipit: 55555 61165 13215
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Easy Organ Library Volume 7: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Donald Lee Moore
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 62
  • The Organist Volume 93 Number 2 May 1989: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Donald Lee Moore
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989) pp. 62

Piano Solo

  • PedalPoint Volume 32 Number 4 July August September 2012: For Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Randy Smith; Jefferson Hascall; Don Phillips
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2012) pp. 28


The Cyber Hymnal #4427
Text: My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast
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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Blessed Refuge #61

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #620


Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #261

Sacred Selections for the Church #350

Page Scan

Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #42


The Cyber Hymnal #4427


Timeless Truths #288


Voices Together #662

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