ITALIAN HYMN

Composer: Felice de Giardini

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Tune Information

Composer: Felice de Giardini
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4
Incipit: 53121 71123 45432
Key: G Major or modal

Texts

Come, Thou Almighty King

Christ for the world we sing!

Christ for the world we sing!
The world to Christ we bring,
With loving zeal;
The poor, and them that mourn,
The faint and overborne,
Sin-sick and sorrow-worn,
Whom Christ doth heal.

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Notes

Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Martin Madan's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1769), published to benefit the Lock Hospital in London where Madan was chaplain.

Giardini achieved great musical fame throughout Europe, especially in England. He studied violin, harpsichord, voice, and composition in Milan and Turin; from 1748 to 1750 he conducted a very successful solo violin tour on the continent. He came to England in 1750 and for the next forty years lived in London, where he was a prominent violinist in several orchestras. Giardini also taught and composed operas and instrumental music. In 1784 he traveled to Italy, but when he returned to London in 1790, Giardini was no longer popular. His subsequent tour to Russia also failed, and he died there in poverty.

ITALIAN HYMN appears in most hymnals, sometimes with small variants when compared to the original melody, as in the Psalter Hymnal. Named for its composer's homeland, ITALIAN HYMN is also known as MOSCOW (where Giardini died) and TRINITY (after the theme of the hymn text).

This vigorous tune needs strong rhythmic accompaniment. Think one broad beat per measure. The doxological stanza can be taken more majestically.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #247
Text: Come, Thou Almighty King
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #2
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
  • Four-part harmony, full score, Alternate Arrangement (PDF, NWC)
  • Sibelius Scorch (SIB, Scorch)
The Cyber Hymnal #788
Text: Christ for the World We Sing
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1066
Text: Come, O Thou God of Grace
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1757
Text: Glory to God on High
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3982
Text: Lord, Thou Hast Known Our Joy
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7587
Text: The Woman's Hymn
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7821
Text: Ye Who His Temple Throng
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #246
Text: Come, Thou Almighty King
Timeless Truths #792
Text: Come, Thou Almighty King
The United Methodist Hymnal #61
Text: Come, Thou Almighty King
The United Methodist Hymnal #568
Text: Christ for the World We Sing
Worship and Rejoice #148
Text: Come, Thou Almighty King
Worship and Rejoice #561
Text: Christ for the World! We Sing
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)

Instances

Instances (72)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A New Hymnal for Colleges and School #49
African American Heritage Hymnal #327Image
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #247TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #336TextImage
Cáliz de Bendiciones: Himnario Discipulos de Cristo #11
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #2Image
Celebration Hymnal #8TextImage
Chalice Hymnal #27Text
Chalice Hymnal #695Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #2AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #193Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #112Text
Common Praise (1998) #560
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #11Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #12Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #202Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #408Image
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #673Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #562Image
Gather Comprehensive #475Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #486
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #2TextImageAudioFlexscore
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #714TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #6
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #365TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #371TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #537TextImage
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #506
Hymns of Faith #54TextImage
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #54
Hymns of Truth & Light #9
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #334
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #492ImageAudioFlexscore
Living Hymns #2
Lutheran Service Book #864Text
Lutheran Service Book #905Text
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #11
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #33
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #139TextImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #246TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #618Text
Renew! #299TextImage
Revival Hymns and Choruses #18
Revival Hymns and Choruses #59
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #71
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #370
Sing Joyfully #88TextImage
Sing Joyfully #545TextImage
Sing Justice! Do Justice! #7Text
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bicentennial Hymnal #2
The Christian Life Hymnal #4Image
The Christian Life Hymnal #5Image
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #101
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #677
The Cyber Hymnal #788TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #1066TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #1757TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #3982TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #7587TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #7821TextAudioScore
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #267
The New Century Hymnal #275Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #61TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The United Methodist Hymnal #568TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #5TextImage
The Worshiping Church #743TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #101TextImageFlexscore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #447TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #313Text
Worship and Rejoice #148TextImageAudioScore
Worship and Rejoice #561TextImageAudioScore
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #7



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