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Thread #26320   Message #3563906
Posted By: IanC
03-Oct-13 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: British Grenadiers-why is tune called Sheffield?
Subject: RE: British Grenadiers-why is tune called Sheffield?

There are, as I said, any number of hymn tunes associated with the place they were collected these ... ones that spring to mind include:

Lord Of All Hopefulness/Be Thou My Vision - Slane
Morning Has Broken - Bunessan
When a Knight Won His Spurs - Stowey
O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Forest Green

If we include tunes written with known composers where the same convention was used, there are a whole load more (e.g.):

Amazing Grace - Arlington (Arne)
The Two Fatherlands - Thaxted (Holst)
While Shepherds Watched (later used for Ilkley Moor Bar t'at) - Cranbrook
Come Down O Love Divine - Down Ampney (Vaughan Williams)
At The Name Of Jesus - Kings Weston (Vaughan Williams)
etc. etc. etc.