Composer: 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: WATCHMAN (Mason)
Composer: Lowell Mason (1830)
Meter: D
Incipit: 12323 45535 65321
Key: D Major/F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Art of Hymn Playing 2nd edition: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 156
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor T. Tertius Noble
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1946) pp. 71

Organ Solo

  • 6 Hymn Settings for Epiphany
    Composer/Editor Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1999) pp. 14
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 59 Number 3 January 1996: A Bi-monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; John M. Rasley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 28
  • The Organist's Library Volume 20
    Composer/Editor John M. Rasley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 28
  • Eight Meditations on Advent and Christmas Hymns: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Harold Flammer, Inc. (1983) pp. 13
  • Seven Preludes or Postludes on Lowell Mason Hymns: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Seth Bingham
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company, Inc. (1945) pp. 14


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #721
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #7125
Text: Watchman, Tell Us of the Night
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
Tune InfoScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #721

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #704

TextPage Scan

Rejoice in the Lord #168


Small Church Music #1901


The Cyber Hymnal #7125

Include 161 pre-1979 instances
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