[Tell me the old, old story] (Doane)

Composer: W. Howard Doane

An industrialist and philanthropist, William H. Doane (b. Preston, CT, 1832; d. South Orange, NJ, 1915), was also a staunch supporter of evangelistic campaigns and a prolific writer of hymn tunes. He was head of a large woodworking machinery plant in Cincinnati and a civic leader in that city. He showed his devotion to the church by supporting the work of the evangelistic team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey and by endowing Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. An amateur composer, Doane wrote over twenty-two hundred hymn and gospel song tunes, and he edited over forty songbooks. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Tell me the old, old story] (Doane)
Composer: W. Howard Doane (1869)
Meter: D with refrain
Incipit: 33455 65511 13455
Key: B♭ Major/C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 183

Organ Solo

  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 77 Number 6 July August 2014: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Marilyn L. Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 18
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 49 Number 6 August 1986: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 3
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 29 Number 6 August 1966: A Bi-Monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors L. N. Porter; Van Denman Thompson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1966) pp. 68
  • One Hundred and One Hymns for Every Day: Hymns You'll Love to Sing and Play
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1962) pp. 6

Piano Solo

  • Rudy Atwood Piano Arrangements Vol. 2
    Composer/Editor Rudy Atwood
    Published By: Alma Records, Inc. (1963) pp. 20
  • Eighteen Hymn Transcriptions for Piano
    Composer/Editor Clarence Kohlmann
    Published By: Theodore Presser Company (1946) pp. 38

Piano and Organ Duet

  • The Collected Piano Organ Works: of Tedd Smith and Don Hustad
    Composer/Editors Tedd Smith; Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1983) pp. 132
  • Easy Piano Organ Duets for the Church
    Composer/Editors Tedd Smith; Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1971) pp. 32

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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