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Come, ye thankful people, come – St George's Windsor

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Come, ye thankful people, come
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Henry Alford (1810–71), later dean of Canterbury, published this harvest hymn in his Psalms and Hymns (1844). The tune was written by George Job Elvey (1816–93), organist of St George’s chapel, Windsor, for James Montgomery’s hymn Hark, the song of jubilee. It was first linked with Alford’s text in Hymns A&M (1861). Elvey’s straightforward harmonies are used in verse 1 and the second half of verse 3. The last verse begins with a descant that returns for the concluding phrase.

from notes by Nicholas Temperley © 2016

Henry Alford (1810-1871), futur doyen de Cantorbéry, publia ce cantique pour la moisson dans ses Psalms and Hymns (1844). La mélodie, écrite par George Job Elvey (1816-1893), organiste de la chapelle Saint-Georges de Windsor, était à l’origine destinée au cantique de James Montgomery, «Hark, the song of jubilee». Elle fut associée pour la première fois au texte d’Alford dans Hymns Ancient & Modern (1861). Les harmonies simples d’Elvey sont utilisées dans la strophe 1 et la seconde moitié de la strophe 3. La dernière strophe commence par un contre-chant qui revient dans la phrase conclusive.

extrait des notes rédigées par Nicholas Temperley © 2016
Français: Dennis Collins

Henry Alford (1810-1871), später Dekan in Canterbury, veröffentlichte dieses Erntelied in seiner Sammlung Psalms and Hymns (1844). Die Melodie schrieb George Job Elvey (1816–1893), Organist an der Kirche St. George’s in Windsor, zu James Montgomerys Text „Hark, the song of jubilee“. Mit Alfords Text wurde sie erstmals in Hymns Ancient & Modern (1861) gepaart. Elveys unkomplizierte Harmonien werden in Strophe 1 und in der zweiten Hälfte von Strophe 3 verwendet. Die letzte Strophe beginnt mit einer Diskantstimme, der bei der abschließenden Phrase wiederkehrt.

aus dem Begleittext von Nicholas Temperley © 2016
Deutsch: Ursula Wulfekamp


Hymns from King's
Studio Master: KGS0014Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The Hymns Album, Vol. 2
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