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Tune Req: All Things Bright and Beautiful

05 Aug 08 - 08:19 PM (#2406139)
Subject: Tune Req: All things bright and beautifu--melody?
From: Gulliver

I've been asked to accompany this hymn at a wedding service. However, the version requested is not the one I'm familiar with (for example, as sung by Hayley Westenra here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoyvKgVywT4 )

All the videos I've checked seem to have a similar melody to Hayley Westenra's version. Does anyone know where I can find a sound file or video of the other melody to which this hymn is sung?

Thanks, Don


05 Aug 08 - 09:17 PM (#2406179)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautifu--melody?
From: masato sakurai

Four tunes are given to ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL at The Cyber Hymnal: Royal Oak, Bright and Beautiful, Gerald, and Greystone. Isn't one of them the tune you are looking for?


06 Aug 08 - 04:56 AM (#2406328)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautifu--melody?
From: Liz the Squeak

And just to confuse the issue, it has been arranged as an anthem by John Rutter, an infamous British contemporary composer, and it's become quite popular with that tune.


LTS


06 Aug 08 - 06:16 AM (#2406370)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Joe Offer

Looking at other videos, I'd say that Hayley Westenra must be doing the Rutter version.

Looking back at CyberHymnal and its four tunes, the ones I'm familiar with are "Royal Oak" and Monk's "Bright and Beautiful." I get the two tunes mixed up, so this is one song I can sing only with accompaniment.

-Joe-


06 Aug 08 - 08:10 AM (#2406416)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--mel
From: Gulliver

I found Harry Secombe singing a version that's probably the one I'm looking for, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1m9U92n_5g

thanks, Don


06 Aug 08 - 08:54 AM (#2406442)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Murray MacLeod

The tune that Harry Secombe is singing is the only one I have ever heard this hymn being sung to.

I also remember Joe Brown recording an instrumental version of this tune on acoustic guitar back in the early sixties, it may have been the B-side of one of his hits.


06 Aug 08 - 01:34 PM (#2406732)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,leeneia

Thanks for the link to the Harry Secombe version. It's a beautiful video and it doesn't do anything to my computer. (See my post on youtube vs MIDI if you want to know more about that.)

I hope the wedding goes well, Gulliver.


06 Aug 08 - 02:41 PM (#2406820)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman

The tune that Harry Secombe is singing is the second tune on the Cyber Hymnal page (see Masato's link above). Go to that page, right click on 'score' for the second tune, and voila!


06 Aug 08 - 02:49 PM (#2406834)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman

I'm thinking about using this song for church this Sunday. I've just discovered that I can copy and paste the top staff into a Noteworthy document. Now I can change the key and add the lyrics.

Why not just download the MIDI, you ask? Because in the MIDI's the melody is lost in the irritating running eighth notes of the alto line. That is a real time waster.


06 Aug 08 - 03:03 PM (#2406850)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Marje

I found that when I clicked on the "score" link in Cyberhymnal, it opened up as a Noteworthy file for me. That tune that plays when you open the link is an English traditional tune, also known (I think) as "The Twenty-Fourth of May".

Marje


06 Aug 08 - 03:18 PM (#2406866)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Liz the Squeak

Pedant alert:~ It should be the 29th of May, the day otherwise known as 'Oakapple Day' and the tune is often called 'Royal Oak' as it was the anniversary of the restoration of the Monarchy, Charles II hiding in the oak tree and all that. it's also available as a morris dance.

The Hayley Westernra is indeed the John Rutter arrangement. Harry Secombe (or Sir Cumference as he referred to himself) is singing 'Royal Oak'. It's available in many hymn books: Songs of Praise, Hymns Ancient and Modern Revised, Celebration Hymnal and Songs and Hymns of Fellowship should all have it.

LTS


06 Aug 08 - 04:01 PM (#2406904)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Marje

Ah, thanks for that, Liz. I had a vague idea it was something to do with Charles II and all that, but couln't find any information - presumably because I was 5 days out! I've played the tune for children to do a maypole dance to.

Marje


06 Aug 08 - 04:07 PM (#2406913)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Liz the Squeak

It's easy for me to remember, that's Manitas's birthday!

LTS


06 Aug 08 - 08:22 PM (#2407151)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: masato sakurai

PDF score for William H. Monk's "Bright and Beautiful" is HERE (Bright and Beautiful (William H_ Monk) - ChoralWiki).


06 Aug 08 - 08:40 PM (#2407159)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Joe Offer

Now, Liz, you're confusing us. As Crazy Little Woman says, Secombe is singing Monk's "Bright and Beautiful" - NOT "Royal Oak." But the tunes seem very similar to me, which is why I get them confused and usually can't sing the song at all unless I have a hymnal and accompaniment.

-Joe-


06 Aug 08 - 09:11 PM (#2407169)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--mel
From: Gulliver

You're confused? I've convinced the vocalist that the Harry Secombe version (Monk's version, I believe) is the one to go for (as hummed over the phone by the bride-to-be). At least, that's the one we rehearsed this evening. Now, convincing the congregation at the little Church of Ireland chapel at Edenderry tomorrow, who'll be singing along, is another matter...

Touch wood!

Don


07 Aug 08 - 03:11 AM (#2407305)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Liz the Squeak

The two are very similar.... the dots I compared in my hymn book said 'Royal Oak'... I blame the printers.

Just don't mix the lyrics up with this version....

LTS


07 Aug 08 - 10:48 PM (#2408120)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,leeneia

'Touch wood!'

I touched the simulated, wood-look composite which houses my computer, Don. I hope that helped.

How did it go once the big day finally came?


10 Aug 08 - 01:46 PM (#2409923)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--mel
From: Gulliver

Thanks, leeneia, it must have helped, because the performance went almost flawlessly. We checked the hymnal in the church, which happily had only Monk's version, with which the harmonium player was also familiar, and the (attractive female) Reverend led the singing. We did Amazing Grace, Morning Has Broken and Johnny Duhan's Voyage, on our own.

Don


10 Aug 08 - 11:38 PM (#2410224)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: GUEST,leeneia

Another triumph, thanks in part to us. How gratifying.


28 May 09 - 05:44 PM (#2643088)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: sian, west wales

Just thought I'd revive this as tomorrow is the 29th of May and we can all happily sing the not-Harry-Secombe one with gusto.

What ever happened to Abby Sale's Happy threads; this tune would qualify.

sian


28 May 09 - 05:54 PM (#2643100)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful--melody?
From: Jack Campin

The tune I learned as a kid (by far the best-known in the UK and New Zealand) can be found near the beginning of Monty Python's Meaning of Life, sung with the words "Every Sperm is Sacred".


28 Dec 11 - 07:31 AM (#3280960)
Subject: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful
From: alison

Hi

I am playing for a funeral on Friday and need the sheet music, but the only tune I can find is the "Royal Oak" one

this is the tune I want

its the one we used to sing in primary school - anyone even know the name of the tune so I can do a search? (my hymn books are back in Oz)

thanks

slainte

alison


28 Dec 11 - 08:01 AM (#3280968)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful
From: alison

found it -
Monk - Bright & Beautiful

thanks

slainte

alison


28 Dec 11 - 08:03 AM (#3280969)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful
From: MGM·Lion

'... can be sung to several melodies, in particular the 17th-century English melody "Royal Oak", adapted by Martin Shaw, and "Bright and Beautiful" by William Henry Monk (1823–1889)' ~ Wikipedia.

Any help?

~M~


28 Dec 11 - 01:52 PM (#3281113)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All things bright and beautiful
From: alison

thanks M - I found it about the same time as you posted

slainte

alison


13 Oct 18 - 12:05 AM (#3956380)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All Things Bright and Beautiful
From: GUEST

Jim

   I want to listen to "All things bright and beautiful" Greystone


15 Oct 18 - 12:41 PM (#3956765)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: All Things Bright and Beautiful
From: Gordon Jackson

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Revised edition, 1950) has both versions of the tune.

'FIRST TUNE
The Royal Oak
Adapted from an English traditional melody by Martin Shaw.'

'SECOND TUNE
All things bright and beautiful
WH Monk, 1823-89).'

However, they ARE only the tunes - no chords, left hand etc.