OLIPHANT

Composer: Pierre Marie François de Sales Baillot

Pierre Marie François De Sales, born at Passy, France, Oct. 1, 1771, died in Paris, Sept. 15 1842. Instrumental composer, critic, and last great representative of the classical school of violin playing in Paris. Professor of the violin at the Conservatoire. His first master on the violin was an Italian named Polidori, but his real musical education began in 1780 under Sainte-Marie in Paris, and was continued in 1783 under Pollani, in Rome, where he was sent by M. de Boucheport; his playing was influenced also by Viotti, whom he heard in his tenth year. Baillot firs appeared in public in 1791, Viotti procuring him a place in the Théâtre Feydeau, which he soon resigned for an appointment in the Ministère des Finances using his musical tal… Go to person page >

Arranger: Lowell Mason

Dr. Lowell Mason (the degree was conferred by the University of New York) is justly called the father of American church music; and by his labors were founded the germinating principles of national musical intelligence and knowledge, which afforded a soil upon which all higher musical culture has been founded. To him we owe some of our best ideas in religious church music, elementary musical education, music in the schools, the popularization of classical chorus singing, and the art of teaching music upon the Inductive or Pestalozzian plan. More than that, we owe him no small share of the respect which the profession of music enjoys at the present time as contrasted with the contempt in which it was held a century or more ago. In fact, the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: OLIPHANT
Composer: Pierre Marie François de Sales Baillot (1830)
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1832)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Incipit: 55531 55345 65713
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah

Guide me, O my great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but you are mighty;
hold me with your powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore,
feed me now and evermore.

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Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

Timeline

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Ashford's Hymn Voluntaries No. 2: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries Based on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Emma Louise Ashford
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1910) pp. 18

Instances

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Carmina Sacra #219

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #305

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El Himnario Evangelico #189

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #389

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #460

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Hymns of the Ages #155

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Hymns of the Ages #156

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Hymns of the Ages #157

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Life-Time Hymns #233

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #185

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #522

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #522

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New Manual of Praise #357

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #367

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy #431

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #188

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The Chapel Hymnal #270

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The Haverford School Hymnal #270

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The Hymnal #534b

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The National Hymn Book of the American Churches #79

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The New Century Hymnal #214

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The New Harmonia Sacra #180

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The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony #137

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #90

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Worship in the School Room #31

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Worship in the School Room #32

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Worship in the School Room #201

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Worship in the School Room #202

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Worship in the School Room #312

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Young Men's Christian Association Hymn and Tune Book #102

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