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    Can anyone tell me where i might expect to find I Vow to Thee my Country other than in a Church of England hymnal?

    Thanks

  • #2
    The hymn tune is actually spelled: Thaxted. You can find references to other hymnals on this page at the bottom: https://hymnary.org/text/i_vow_to_thee_my_country Should you click on the tune name, you can find other words to the same tune or other tunes to those words.

    Michael
    Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
    • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
    • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
    • 11 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 7 Pianos

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    • #3
      The tune "Thaxted" was written by Gustave Holst, it's one of the themes from his "Planets" suite, No. 4 Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (It doesn't list this on the hymnary.org page for the tune, strangely!)

      Current: Allen 225 RTC, W. Bell reed organ, Lowrey TGS, Singer upright grand
      Former: Yamaha E3R
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      • myorgan
        myorgan commented
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        Interesting! I wonder why? Could it be lack of research or lack of contributors/staff?

        Michael

      • Larason2
        Larason2 commented
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        Not sure! They just post the author. It's true that most hymn tunes have more of a story behind them, or a more complete source, and there's even books written about that! But I suspect you're right, it comes down to not enough staff/time. Hymnary.org is a pretty good resource though.

    • #4
      Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, and probably Episcopal hymnals are have it.
      Mike

      My home organ is a Theatre III with an MDS II MIDI Expander.

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      • #5
        Here's the listing of all known hymnal occurrences on Hymnary dot org:
        https://hymnary.org/search?qu=thaxted

        I'm assuming that you're wanting to locate the TUNE in a hymnal that's easily available here in the US. I don't think I own a hymnal that includes this tune, but I downloaded a page scan of the hymn "O God Beyond All Praising" from Hymnary to print out.

        Here's the link on Hymnary to several page scans from various hymnals with the text "O God Beyond All Praising" set to that tune:
        https://hymnary.org/text/o_god_beyon...we_worship_you
        John
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        • myorgan
          myorgan commented
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          John's link provides links to other hymnals with the tune, but not necessarily the text requested. Many tunes have more than one text associated with them. So, if you're not tied to the text and are simply searching for the tune, you can find the tune at John's link.

          Alternately, if you have a few minutes, you can re-write the music and put your own text with it using a free notation program like MuseScore.

          Michael

      • #6
        I'm doing it this Sunday in a Catholic church, the one priest claims it's one of his favorites. Sadly, the folks who were fed a steady diet of OCP contemporary "music" don't know it very well. Of course none of my predecessors knew how to play an organ either.

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        • #7
          I stopped a little short on my comment above. My two links are to the right tune, but not the text. If you are looking for both tune and text together, you can find several page scans at this link:
          https://hymnary.org/text/i_vow_to_thee_my_country

          When in the past I was looking to print out a copy of a hymn not in one of my hymnals, I'd sometimes find a ready-to-print PDF file. Other times only a JPEG that had to be printed as if it were a photograph. That works, but sometimes the page prints out with a gray background instead of pure white.

          Also, some of the copyright owners will give you permission to print out a single copy for free or for a small fee (a couple dollars). On Hymnary you may find a link on the "score" page of a given hymn that takes you to the copyright owners where you'll check a box and promise not to use the printout commercially before they let you download it.
          John
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          • #9
            The hymnal my church uses, the Trinity Psalter Hymnal, uses the tune, maybe even twice.
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            • #10
              Just in case anyone is interested, Deagan Jones has a nice elegy based on the tune which is a great prelude for a festive occasion using the hymn.



              Philip
              "I play the notes as they are written (well, I try), but it is God who makes the music." - Johann Sebastian Bach
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              - Home: VPO Compiled from Allen 2110 parts
              - Church: M.P. Moller 1951 (Relocated 2015) 3 manual, 56 stop, 38 ranks (Opus 8152)

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              • myorgan
                myorgan commented
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                ...As the priest or deacon goes to the ambo after the climax, not expecting more to come!

                Michael
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