Fantasia on Hymn Tunes (Meale, John Arthur)

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Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell, Ltd., 1913. Plate S. &. B. 1555.
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Work Title Fantasia on Hymn Tunes
Alternative. Title
Composer Meale, John Arthur
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJM 5
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 sections:
  1. 'Moscow'
  2. 'Dunkirk'
  3. 'Bullinger'
  4. 'Praise'
  5. 'Diadem'
First Performance. 1913
First Publication. 1913
Librettist see below
  1. Felice Giardini (1716-1796)
  2. C.W. Bannister (1768-1831)
  3. Ethelbert William Bullinger (1837-1913)
  4. Anton Radiger (1749-1817)
  5. James Ellor (1819-1899)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATB), organ

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The piece takes the form of a set of organ improvisations on hymn tunes leading up to the performance of the underlying hymns as chorales by the congregation. The chorales are written out for SATB, and presumably could be sung accompanied by organ or unaccompanied with the support of a trained choir. The piece was written for a performance in the Royal Albert Hall, London to mark the centenary of the founding of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society.