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Gulliver 05 Aug 08 - 08:19 PM
masato sakurai 05 Aug 08 - 09:17 PM
Liz the Squeak 06 Aug 08 - 04:56 AM
Joe Offer 06 Aug 08 - 06:16 AM
Gulliver 06 Aug 08 - 08:10 AM
Murray MacLeod 06 Aug 08 - 08:54 AM
GUEST,leeneia 06 Aug 08 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,crazy little woman 06 Aug 08 - 02:41 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: All things bright and beautifu--melody?
From: Gulliver
Date: 05 Aug 08 - 08:19 PM

I've been asked to accompany this hymn at a wedding service. However, the version requested is not the one I'm familiar with (for example, as sung by Hayley Westenra here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoyvKgVywT4 )

All the videos I've checked seem to have a similar melody to Hayley Westenra's version. Does anyone know where I can find a sound file or video of the other melody to which this hymn is sung?

Thanks, Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautifu--melody?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 05 Aug 08 - 09:17 PM

Four tunes are given to ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL at The Cyber Hymnal: Royal Oak, Bright and Beautiful, Gerald, and Greystone. Isn't one of them the tune you are looking for?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautifu--melody?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 04:56 AM

And just to confuse the issue, it has been arranged as an anthem by John Rutter, an infamous British contemporary composer, and it's become quite popular with that tune.


LTS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 06:16 AM

Looking at other videos, I'd say that Hayley Westenra must be doing the Rutter version.

Looking back at CyberHymnal and its four tunes, the ones I'm familiar with are "Royal Oak" and Monk's "Bright and Beautiful." I get the two tunes mixed up, so this is one song I can sing only with accompaniment.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--mel
From: Gulliver
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 08:10 AM

I found Harry Secombe singing a version that's probably the one I'm looking for, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1m9U92n_5g

thanks, Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 08:54 AM

The tune that Harry Secombe is singing is the only one I have ever heard this hymn being sung to.

I also remember Joe Brown recording an instrumental version of this tune on acoustic guitar back in the early sixties, it may have been the B-side of one of his hits.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for the link to the Harry Secombe version. It's a beautiful video and it doesn't do anything to my computer. (See my post on youtube vs MIDI if you want to know more about that.)

I hope the wedding goes well, Gulliver.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 02:41 PM

The tune that Harry Secombe is singing is the second tune on the Cyber Hymnal page (see Masato's link above). Go to that page, right click on 'score' for the second tune, and voila!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 02:49 PM

I'm thinking about using this song for church this Sunday. I've just discovered that I can copy and paste the top staff into a Noteworthy document. Now I can change the key and add the lyrics.

Why not just download the MIDI, you ask? Because in the MIDI's the melody is lost in the irritating running eighth notes of the alto line. That is a real time waster.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Marje
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 03:03 PM

I found that when I clicked on the "score" link in Cyberhymnal, it opened up as a Noteworthy file for me. That tune that plays when you open the link is an English traditional tune, also known (I think) as "The Twenty-Fourth of May".

Marje


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 03:18 PM

Pedant alert:~ It should be the 29th of May, the day otherwise known as 'Oakapple Day' and the tune is often called 'Royal Oak' as it was the anniversary of the restoration of the Monarchy, Charles II hiding in the oak tree and all that. it's also available as a morris dance.

The Hayley Westernra is indeed the John Rutter arrangement. Harry Secombe (or Sir Cumference as he referred to himself) is singing 'Royal Oak'. It's available in many hymn books: Songs of Praise, Hymns Ancient and Modern Revised, Celebration Hymnal and Songs and Hymns of Fellowship should all have it.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Marje
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 04:01 PM

Ah, thanks for that, Liz. I had a vague idea it was something to do with Charles II and all that, but couln't find any information - presumably because I was 5 days out! I've played the tune for children to do a maypole dance to.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 04:07 PM

It's easy for me to remember, that's Manitas's birthday!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 08:22 PM

PDF score for William H. Monk's "Bright and Beautiful" is HERE (Bright and Beautiful (William H_ Monk) - ChoralWiki).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 08:40 PM

Now, Liz, you're confusing us. As Crazy Little Woman says, Secombe is singing Monk's "Bright and Beautiful" - NOT "Royal Oak." But the tunes seem very similar to me, which is why I get them confused and usually can't sing the song at all unless I have a hymnal and accompaniment.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--mel
From: Gulliver
Date: 06 Aug 08 - 09:11 PM

You're confused? I've convinced the vocalist that the Harry Secombe version (Monk's version, I believe) is the one to go for (as hummed over the phone by the bride-to-be). At least, that's the one we rehearsed this evening. Now, convincing the congregation at the little Church of Ireland chapel at Edenderry tomorrow, who'll be singing along, is another matter...

Touch wood!

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 03:11 AM

The two are very similar.... the dots I compared in my hymn book said 'Royal Oak'... I blame the printers.

Just don't mix the lyrics up with this version....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Aug 08 - 10:48 PM

'Touch wood!'

I touched the simulated, wood-look composite which houses my computer, Don. I hope that helped.

How did it go once the big day finally came?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--mel
From: Gulliver
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 01:46 PM

Thanks, leeneia, it must have helped, because the performance went almost flawlessly. We checked the hymnal in the church, which happily had only Monk's version, with which the harmonium player was also familiar, and the (attractive female) Reverend led the singing. We did Amazing Grace, Morning Has Broken and Johnny Duhan's Voyage, on our own.

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 11:38 PM

Another triumph, thanks in part to us. How gratifying.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 28 May 09 - 05:44 PM

Just thought I'd revive this as tomorrow is the 29th of May and we can all happily sing the not-Harry-Secombe one with gusto.

What ever happened to Abby Sale's Happy threads; this tune would qualify.

sian


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 May 09 - 05:54 PM

The tune I learned as a kid (by far the best-known in the UK and New Zealand) can be found near the beginning of Monty Python's Meaning of Life, sung with the words "Every Sperm is Sacred".


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Subject: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful
From: alison
Date: 28 Dec 11 - 07:31 AM

Hi

I am playing for a funeral on Friday and need the sheet music, but the only tune I can find is the "Royal Oak" one

this is the tune I want

its the one we used to sing in primary school - anyone even know the name of the tune so I can do a search? (my hymn books are back in Oz)

thanks

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful
From: alison
Date: 28 Dec 11 - 08:01 AM

found it -
Monk - Bright & Beautiful

thanks

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Dec 11 - 08:03 AM

'... can be sung to several melodies, in particular the 17th-century English melody "Royal Oak", adapted by Martin Shaw, and "Bright and Beautiful" by William Henry Monk (1823–1889)' ~ Wikipedia.

Any help?

~M~


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful
From: alison
Date: 28 Dec 11 - 01:52 PM

thanks M - I found it about the same time as you posted

slainte

alison


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