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STORY OF JESUS (Sweney)

Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: STORY OF JESUS (Sweney)
Composer: John R. Sweney (1880)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Incipit: 33213 45352 34323
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 100

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist's Library Volume 18
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 80
  • High King of Heaven!: Hymns Exalting the Christ
    Composer/Editor Patti Drennan
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2015) pp. 46
  • The Church Pianist Volume 31 Number 6 July August 2015: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 12
  • Inspirational Hymn Medleys: 8 Solo Piano Arrangements of Timeless Hymns
    Composer/Editor Mary K. Sallee
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2013) pp. 25
  • Hymns from the Heart
    Composer/Editors Lari Goss; Bill Wolaver
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2011) pp. 44
  • 33 Contemporary Hymns for Solo Piano Volume 2
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bill Wolaver
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2007) pp. 34
  • Dino - Sacred Piano Hymns Collection: Hymns for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Dino Kartsonakis
    Published By: DCK Enterprises (2006) pp. 10
  • Footsteps of Jesus: A Musical Journey Through the Life of Christ
    Composer/Editor Larry Shackley
    Published By: GlorySound (2002) pp. 16
  • The Story Continues: 34 More All Time Favorite Hymns for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Anthony Burger Productions (2001) pp. 2, 75
  • Quiet Reflections Volume One: Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Holy Communion, Service of Worship and Personal Devotion
    Composer/Editor Mark Looney
    Published By: John Rich Music Press (2000) pp. 3
  • Rags to Riches: Hymns & Gospel Songs a la Ragtime
    Composer/Editor Jolene Boyd
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 20
  • The Anthony Burger Collection: Arrangements for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Gaither Music Company (1997) pp. 3
  • The Church Pianist Volume 8 Number 1 September 1991: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Robin McGee
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1991) pp. 29
  • I Love Thee: For Piano
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Benjamin Harlan
    Published By: Broadman Press (1986) pp. 19
  • Soaring: Hymn Interpretations for Piano
    Composer/Editor Kay Hawkes Goodyear
    Published By: Chapel Hill Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 9
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
    Composer/Editor David Smither
    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 100
  • 10 Gospel Favorites: For Piano Solo
    Composer/Editor Darrell V. Archer
    Published By: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (1983) pp. 6
  • Keyboard Favorites Volume Three
    Composer/Editor Gloria Roe
    Published By: The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company (1963) pp. 16
  • Sacred Classics Book Two: In Hymn Interpretations for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Henrietta Eleanor Fruen
    Published By: Biola Book Room (1941) pp. 38

Organ Solo

  • Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns of Salvation and Repentance
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 26
  • The Organist's Library Volume 55
    Composer/Editor Mary McDonald
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 40
  • Composer/Editor Mary McDonald
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013) pp. 8
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 76 Number 5 May June 2013: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Mary McDonald
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013) pp. 6
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 46 Number 6 July August 2012: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 3
  • Composer/Editor Eugene McCluskey
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2000) pp. 12
  • The Organist Volume 103 Number 3 July 1999: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gregg Sewell; Christina Beckett
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1999) pp. 70
  • Herman Voss Presents Organ Favorites
    Composer/Editor Hermann Voss
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1970) pp. 8
  • Herman Voss Presents Organ Favorites Volume One
    Composer/Editor Hermann Voss
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1970) pp. 8
  • Sacred Songs for Organ No. 2: Hammond and Pipe Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter P. Slack
    Published By: The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company (1961) pp. 23

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Near the Cross: Gospel Duets for Piano -- Four Hands
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 8

Instruments: Keyboard Duet (Organ or Piano)

  • Easy Gospel Duets: For Keyboard 4 hands
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 2

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