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Thread #48700   Message #2599031
Posted By: Padre
28-Mar-09 - 01:31 AM
Thread Name: Hymn tune - Resignation
Subject: RE: Hymn tune - Resignation
Notes on "St. Columba" from The Hymnal 1940 Companion:

"St. Columba" was set by Robert Stewart to two different texts in the Irish Church Hymnal 1873, and marked 'Hymn of the Ancient Irish Church.' It does not occur in George Petrie's original collection of Ancient Irish Music, 1855, but it is #1043 in Charles Villiers Stanford's 'Complete Collection of Irish Music as Noted by George Petrie', 1902. Stanford's caption is 'Irish Hymn sung on the dedication of s chapel - County of Londonderry' Stanford also calls attention to the opening phrase's resemblance to #1024 in the Complete Collection 'Soggarth Shamus O'Finn. A lament'