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Nick Tamen

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Originally posted by Enoch:
Miles Lane tends to be the usual tune in the CofE, but personally, I prefer Diadem. Having checked hymnary.org, I've never heard Coronation, either for All hail the power of Jesus' name or for anything else. I suspect it's unknown here.

For those who don't know it, this is Coronation. FWIW, it is said to be the oldest American hymn tune (tune composed for a hymn text) in continuous use in the US.

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Perhaps I'm wrong in this. Could a USian shipmate confirm or deny? But I've got the impression that in the US the way books set out hymn tunes is different from the way we do it. We set them out as in Baptist Trainfan's link, with the tune all together on two staves and the words set out as verses. I think you may lay them out as four staves, and the words for each part printed between the staves.
Yes. To confirm what others have said, a typical American hymnal page looks like this.

Meanwhile, I never knew there was any tune for "Rock of Ages" other than Toplady. That text and that tune are firmly associated here.

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That's assuming you used the Vaughan Williams/Martin Shaw "Songs of Praise" book, of course. (In tasteful blue embossed covers).


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(Here's a subject for a learned essay: "School Hymnbooks as Markers of Social Class").

Kentish grammar school with a fairly high opinion of itself. (Actually a very good school, and based on a foundation that went back to the C13, but not really posh, whatever successive Heads may have thought.)

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Nothing like as pretentious as The Public School Hymnbook.

Changing the subject, Baptist Trainfan, I've never encountered Deep Harmony.

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I think it was an alternate tune in the older Baptist Hymn Book. More to the point, I believe it's used in the US. But I'm not sure.
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Originally posted by Enoch:
Nothing like as pretentious as The Public School Hymnbook.

Which was used at my school, a distinctly second-rate grammar with an over-inflated idea of itself. That book still makes me shudder, and I became a Christian in spite of, not because of it (though it inevitably contains some good hymns, and a liturgically-aware Head of Music ensured that we got the best of them.)
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