The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48700   Message #732658
Posted By: Lynn
18-Jun-02 - 10:36 PM
Thread Name: Hymn tune - Resignation
Subject: RE: Hymn tune - Resignation
Resignation and St. Columba are different tunes, though having some marked similarities (same meter, same up-beat, similar contour). I've not heard the tune which the cyberhymnal indicates as Resignation, but I would give it much credence. Your first 'here' (audio clip) and the alto line of the shape-note notation (second 'here') agree. That's your tune, and a dandy one at that. St/ Columba's a mighty nice one too. It would make a fascinating study (well, fascinating to some of us) to look more closely at the similarities and differences between the two tunes.

All the best

Lynn (a church organist as well as a folkie)