Hymn tune in Whitsun Wakes

ted

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Does anyone know the name of the hymn tune in Michael Ball's Whitsun Wakes?

Everyone in the band can recognise it but can't remember what it's called.
 

GJG

Well-Known Member
Aren't there two? I think "Gerontius" is right for the slow-ish one in 3/4, but there's another one in a brisk 4/4 (or even 2/2) which, I think, is called "Alford"; can't recall the words......

Regards,

Gareth
 

GJG

Well-Known Member
Yep, just checked:

"Ten thousand times ten thousand in sparling raiment bright."
Words are by Henry Alford, the hymn tune was written by John Bacchus Dykes (great name!), and is called, confusingly, "Alford"

[Anorak mode off]

G.
 
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