Lead kindly light (Freeman, James J.)

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Zeyarshwe (2017/9/5)

Publisher. Info. New York: Century Music Co., 1901. Plate 637-4.
Misc. Notes From the International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University
(as digitally mirrored at archive.org).
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General Information

Work Title Lead kindly light
Alternative. Title
Composer Freeman, James J.
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano (or organ) (arranged)

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WorldCat has over 950 entries for songs and pieces by this title, many by different composers. If a match can be found, and IMSLP by chance has it, this arrangement should be moved to the page for the original work.

Solved I think: see See Wikipedia: hymn written in 1833, "It is usually sung to the tune Lux Benigna, composed by John Bacchus Dykes in 1865, to Alberta by William H Harris, or as a choral anthem by John Stainer (1886)". Youtube suggests that this is indeed Dykes' Lux Benigna; if this can be confirmed entirely... (We don't otherwise have John Bacchus Dykes's Lux Benigna as yet as of 2017-10-8 ... just two works of his (Melita and Te Deum Laudamus (p.432 in a collection).) Not positive what the original instrumentation of Lux Benigna is meant to be, though I am guessing chorus. Probably resolved as hymns, arranged as pieces in this solo instrumental version...