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Joseph Barnby (1838-1899)
Sir Joseph Barnby (1838-1899) was an English composer, organist and conductor, born in York, son of Thomas Barnby, an organist. From aged seven, Joseph became a chorister at York Minster and later studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Cipriani Potter and Charles Lucas.
Appointed organist of St Andrew’s, Wells Street, London, in 1862 he raised the standards of music in services to a high degree. He created and conducted the Barnby’s Choir from 1864.
In 1871 he succeeded Charles Gounod as conductor of the Royal Albert Hall Choral Society and in 1875 became precentor and director of music at Eton College. In 1892 he was knighted and appointed principal of the Guildhall School of Music.
His works include an oratorio Rebekah, The Lord is King based on (Psalm 97), many service settings and anthems, as well as 246 hymn tunes (published together in 1897). Songs he wrote included the popular lullaby Sweet and Low using words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Lord Of Our Life : Recording
This recording has been made to accompany singers in Church Services.
Tune: Cloisters, composed by Joseph Barnby (1838 – 1899). Public Domain
Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900071
Lord Of Our Life : Lyrics
1. Lord of our life and God of our salvation,
Star of our night and Hope ...
When Morning Gilds The Skies : Recording
Tune: Laudes Domini, composed by Joseph Barnby (1838-1899). Public Domain
Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard Irwin Music®. All rights reserved.
When Morning Gilds The Skies : Lyrics
1. When morning gilds the skies
My heart awakening cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Alike at work and prayer,
To Jesus I repair:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
2. The night ...
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