Hymn to St Stephen

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helen rees
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Hymn to St Stephen

Post by helen rees » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:22 pm

Can anyone help me with the tune that is most commonly used for the hymn to St Stephen: Holy Stephen, Christ's dear martyr,
First to shed thy blood for Him....." Our group is playing at a mass for the Guild of St Stephen and while it fits a lot of well known tunes, I would like to use a definitive version everyone knows.

Thanks for your help

JW
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Re: Hymn to St Stephen

Post by JW » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:58 am

In our parish, it's sung to Hyfrydol (Alleluia Sing To Jesus). Don't know what happens elsewhere. We usually have a few servers at that event (assuming it's the one next week).
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helen rees
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Re: Hymn to St Stephen

Post by helen rees » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:30 am

Thank you John, that works nicely for our singers. And yes, it is the Mass at Aylesford on Monday. Am praying for good weather on a bank holiday Monday. Is that asking for too much?

Ian Coleman
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Re: Hymn to St Stephen

Post by Ian Coleman » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:23 am

Abbotts Leigh also works well - but I guess you've made your choice. 'Ode to Joy' fits, but doesn't (for me) really do the job.

helen rees
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Re: Hymn to St Stephen

Post by helen rees » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:45 pm

Abbots Leigh would also be good for us. I want to find the tune most people will know. If any one is attending the Altar Servers Mass on Monday 4th at Ayelsford and likes singing do come and say hallo. The more voices the merrier.

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