NYLAND

Tune Information

Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Incipit: 53212 16555 65435
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Finnish folk melody

Notes

NYLAND, named for a province in Finland, is a folk melody from Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia, Finland. In fact, the tune is also known as KUORTANE. NYLAND was first published with a hymn text in an appendix to the 1909 edition of the Finnish Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja. It gained popularity in the English-speaking world after David Evans's use of it in the British Church Hymnary of 1927 as a setting for Anna 1. Waring's text "In Heavenly Love Abiding." Evans (b. Resolven, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1874; d. Rosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire, Wales, 1948) edited that hymnal, which was the source of a number of his harmonizations, including this one.

David Evans was an important leader in Welsh church music. Educated at Arnold College, Swansea, and at University College, Cardiff, he received a doctorate in music from Oxford University. His longest professional post was as professor of music at University College in Cardiff (1903-1939), where he organized a large music department. He was also a well-known and respected judge at Welsh hymn-singing festivals and a composer of many orchestral and choral works, anthems, service music, and hymn tunes.

NYLAND is a modified rounded bar-form tune (AA'BA') with a wide-ranging melodic contour and a fine harmonization for part singing. It needs good singers for the harmony and requires organ phrasing that produces four long lines.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

Instances (1 - 45 of 45)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #508
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #77Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #528
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #662
Chalice Hymnal #680Text
Chalice Hymnal #764a
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #204
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #388Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #552
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #313
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #419Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #421
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #576Text
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #324Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #725Text InfoTextAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #232
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #655Text
Hymnal Supplement 98 #880
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #478b
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #373
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #177
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #50
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #40
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #318TextAudio
Lutheran Service Book #855
Moravian Book of Worship #508Text
Moravian Book of Worship #634Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #389Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #560Text
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #285Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudio
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #67
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #244
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #489
Sing the Faith #2243
Small Church Music #1621Audio
Small Church Music #1622Audio
Small Church Music #2944Audio
Small Church Music #3509Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3035TextScoreAudio
The Faith We Sing #2243Text
The New Century Hymnal #390
The Worshiping Church #521Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #372Text
With One Voice #755Text
Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #778Text
Include 18 pre-1979 instances



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