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Permission has been purchased for the use of the following Copyright Tunes, several of which have been composed expressly for this work :
Mr. THOMAS ADAMS, F.R.C.O. Lang-
Mr. JOHN ADCOCK. Beechen Grove,'
Mr. CYRIL BOWDLER, LL.D., Mus. B., &c. 'Do the right.'
Mr. A. M. BRAMALL.
Mr. R. BRIANT, A.R.A.M. F.R.C.O. (Musical Editor). Ashness,' Borthwick,' 'Brathay,' Burnmoor,' 'Coniston,' 'Conway,' 'Crosthwaite,' Cruse of Comfort,' 'Day of Light,' Eskdale,' 'Gentle Jesus,' 'Hardknott,' Hark, my Soul,' Headley,' Holmbury,' Kenley,' 'Laudes Christi,'' Monsell,'' Morthoe,' 'St. Just,' 'St. Kentigern,' 'Strength,' 'Twells,'' Wasdale,' Watendlath,' 'Yewdale,'' Zion.'
Messrs. BOOSEY and Co. Lead, kindly
Mr. H. ELLIOT BUTTON. 'Child Service,'
Mr. J. A. CAPERN. 'Ewhurst,' 'St.
Mr. G. F. CHAMBERS, F.R.A.S. East-
Mr. E. J. CROW, Mus.D., F.R.C.O. 'Rest.'
Mr. W. A. C. CRUICKSHANK, Mus.B.
Messrs. J. CURWEN and SONS, Ltd.
Bonar,' Steggall,'' St. Michael Royal,' Thanington,' from Hymns for the Church of England.' Mrs. EARLE. Clare,' Hindhead.'
Mr. J. W. ELLIOTT. Church Trium-
Mr. A. CROIL FALCONER. 'Holy
Mr. W. C. FILBY, I.S.M. After the
Mr. W. B. GILBERT, Mus.D.
Mr. F. GOSTELOW, A.R.A.M., F.R.C.O. 'Frant.'
Mrs. GREATHEED. 'Epenetus,' 'Irby,'
Rev. E. HANDLEY, M.A. 'Sorrow for
Mr. W. CROFTON HEMMONS. 'All
Mr. H. HILES, Mus.D. 'Treves.'
Mr. H. J. E. HOLMES. Linton,' 'Pater
Messrs. NOVELLO and Co., Ltd. All for Jesus,' 'Bury St. Edmunds,' · Castle Rising,' Chenies,' 'Christ Chapel,' Christmas Morning Hymn,' • Corfe Mullen,'' Dalkeith,'' Diadema,'
Dona Lucem,'Elstead,' 'Eshcol,' 'Following,' 'Fortunatus,' 'God in Nature,' 'Gouda,'' Gounod,''Hebron,' 'Horeb,' 'Juxta Crucem,'' Lacrymæ,' 'Lewisham,' 'Long Milford,' 'Love Divine ' (Stainer), 'Ludborough,'
'Lux Eterna,' 'Nachtlied,' 'North Coates,' 'Ombersley,'' Paradise,' 'Perfect Love,' Pro omnibus Sanctis,' 'Propior Deo,' Rothwell,' 'St. Andrew, St. Anselm,' St. Chrysostom,' St. Gertrude,' 'St. Hilda,' 'St. Ignatius,' St. Leonard's,' 'St. Palladius,' 'St. Peter,' 'St. Philip,' • Safe Home,' 'Saxby,' 'Sefton (Calkin), 'Selwyn,' 'Shelter,' 'Stamford,' 'Sunset' (Barnby), 'The Golden Chain,' 'Via Crucis,' Waltham,' 'West Dean,' When fairest Eve,' 'When I survey,'' Wondrous Love.'
The thanks of the Compilers are due to Mr. H. Elliot Button for the care and skill with which he has prepared the Tonic Sol-fa Edition of the Tunes, as well as of the Chants and Anthems. The work is thus brought within reach of the many thousands who have been trained in that popular system.
Much attention has been given to the CHANTS. This form of sacred song has now become so general in Nonconformist worship as, on the one hand, to prove its suitability to congregational use, and, on the other, to suggest the desirableness of adapting it to all special occasions, as well as to the usual public services.
While perhaps there is no part of worship in which the spirit of reverence is sometimes so liable to be sacrificed, there is none in which there may be a more real uplifting of the soul to God, by means of the holiest words which the world contains.
The BOOK OF PSALMS must always be the groundwork of this part of our worship. The Psalms, after much consideration, have been selected from the Revised Version, as nearest in sense to the original, and often throwing new light upon the Psalmists' words. In their setting, as in that of other Scripture selections, great pains have been devoted to emphasis, as well as to the literary structure, and especially to the parallelisms. For this purpose, it has been found necessary to make occasional use of every known form of chant, while the Triplet Chant (as in Psalm xv.) is new. The variations from the ordinary chant must be carefully noted when they occur, but will present no difficulty to the congregation. It will be noted also that at the close of certain Psalms the Gloria is not introduced, the simple Amen being deemed more appropriate to the spirit of the words, as in Psalms xxxix., li., &c.
The New Testament Canticles and other passages are taken from the Authorised Version, special attention being given, as in the case of the Old Testament section, to the form of sentence and the emphasis of particular words and phrases.
The Chant Book contains also different forms of the Sanctus, appropriate to the commencement of the Service; Metrical Litanies, so arranged as to allow the use of alternative Tunes to the same words; Sentences for Baptismal Services, and for the Collection or "Offertory"; with Benediction Hymns for the close of Evening Service. The use of these is, of course, at the discretion of the minister or congregation: there are at least many churches in which they will be felt to be appropriate aids to the expression of devout feeling.
Special suggestions as to the use of the Chant Book will be found in ' the note prefixed to that part of the work.
The Compilers present their thanks to the following Composers, and
Mr. W. CROFTON HEMMONS. Nos. 16
Rev. F. A. J. HERVEY, M.A. Nos. 11, 48,
Mr. E. J. HOPKINS, Mus.D. Nos. II,
Messrs. METZLER and Co.
II (Ouseley), 14 (Elvey), 18
Sir HERBERT OAKELEY, D.C.L., Mus. D.
Mr. E. DAVIDSON PALMER, Mus. B. Nos.
Messrs. PATEY and WILLIS. No. 177.
Mr. CHARLES VINCENT, Mus.D. Nos.
Mr. JOHN E. WEST, F.R.C.O.
Rev. L. MEADOWS WHITE, M.A. No. 152.