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OLNEY (Gounod)

Composer: Charles Gounod

Charles F. Gounod (b. Paris, France, 1818; d. St. Cloud, France, 1893) was taught initially by his pianist mother. Later he studied at the Paris Conservatory, won the "Grand Prix de Rome" in 1839, and continued his musical training in Vienna, Berlin, and Leipzig. Though probably most famous for his opera Faust (1859) and other instrumental music (including his Meditation sur le Prelude de Bach, to which someone added the Ave Maria text for soprano solo), Gounod also composed church music-four Masses, three Requiems, and a Magnificat. His smaller works for church use were published as Chants Sacres. When he lived in England (1870-1875), Gounod became familiar with British cathedral music and served as conductor of what later became the Royal… Go to person page >

Arranger: J. Frederick Bridge

See Bridge, Frederick, Sir, 1844-1924 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: OLNEY (Gounod)
Composer: Charles Gounod
Arranger: J. Frederick Bridge (1897)
Incipit: 55563 54447 65435
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 44 Number 4 March April 2010: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Charles-François Gounod; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 20
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 59 Number 4 March April 1996: A Bi-monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Charles-François Gounod
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 38


The Cyber Hymnal #4986
Text: O How Can They Look Up to Heaven?
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The Cyber Hymnal #8773
Text: Our Banner Is The Eternal God
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The Cyber Hymnal #4986


The Cyber Hymnal #8773

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