QUEBEC

Composer: Henry Baker

Henry Baker, Mus. Bac., son of the Rev. James Baker, Chancellor of the diocese of Durham; born at Nuneham, Oxfordshire; educated at Winchester School; graduated Bachelor in Music at the University of Oxford in 1867. He also worked as a civil engineer. Scottish Church Music, its composers and sources by James Love; William Blackwwod and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1891 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Henry Baker (1854)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 33351 22355 54534
Key: D Major
Source: A Hymnal for Use in the English Church by J. Grey, 1866
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, England. Baker composed QUEBEC in 1854 when he was a student at Exeter. In 1861 the London Penny Post advertised for a suitable tune for John Keble's text "Sun of My Soul." Baker's tune was among the many that were submitted, but without his knowledge–a friend who had seen QUEBEC shortly after Baker had written it submitted the tune anonymously. QUEBEC was selected and was published in Rev. John Grey's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church (1866). Many of Baker's hymn tunes were published in Garrett Horder's Worship Songs (1905).

A serviceable long-meter tune, QUEBEC proves that a limited soprano range is not a handicap in a well-crafted hymn tune. The tune title's reference to the Canadian city and province is unknown. Also known as HESPERUS, QUEBEC shares similarities with MARYTON (573), PENTECOST (212), and especially ST. CRISPIN (276)–to name just three of the "generic" late-nineteenth-century British hymn tunes. For best results, sing the harmony parts.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #494
Text: Take Up Your Cross
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #72
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #170
Text: And Dost Thou Say
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #968
Text: Complete in Thee
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The Cyber Hymnal #1511
Text: Father and Friend! Thy Light, Thy Love
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The Cyber Hymnal #2142
Text: Happy the Man That Finds the Grace
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The Cyber Hymnal #2308
Text: Help Us, O Lord, Thy Yoke to Wear
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The Cyber Hymnal #3451
Text: Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
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The Cyber Hymnal #3691
Text: Lord, Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly
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The Cyber Hymnal #4280
Text: My Lord, I Do Not Ask to Stand
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The Cyber Hymnal #4878
Text: O God of Love, O King of Peace
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The Cyber Hymnal #4900
Text: O God of Mercy! Hearken Now
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The Cyber Hymnal #5054
Text: O Lord and Savior, We Recline
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The Cyber Hymnal #5083
Text: O Lord of Hosts, Almighty King
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The Cyber Hymnal #6686
Text: Thou, Lord of Life
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The Cyber Hymnal #8180
Text: See! Roused By Discord's Fierce Alarms
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The Cyber Hymnal #9580
Text: Arise, O Lord, With Healing Rod
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The Cyber Hymnal #9620
Text: Behold, The World's Redeeming Light
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The Cyber Hymnal #9660
Text: Bright King Of Glory
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The Cyber Hymnal #10725
Text: If Solomon For Wisdom Prayed
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #141
Text: O LORD, Come Quickly; Hear Me Pray
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #307
Text: O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
Worship and Rejoice #613
Text: Your Love, O God, Has Called Us
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
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Instances

Instances (1 - 56 of 56)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #211
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #373
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #494TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #394TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #101TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #72Tune InfoScoreAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #402bTextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #494Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #772a
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #312
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #823TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #337
Moravian Book of Worship #510TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #159Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #510TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #141Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #307Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #491TextFlexScorePage Scan
Sing Joyfully #110TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #401Audio
Small Church Music #3616Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #493
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #705
The Cyber Hymnal #170TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #968TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1511TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2142TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2308TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3451TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3691TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4280TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4878TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4900TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5054TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5083TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6686TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8180TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9580TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9620TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9660TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10725TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10959Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #501TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #329TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #469TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #571TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #121TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #527TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #610TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #646TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #712TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #320
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #561TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #613TextScoreAudio
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #6Text
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #70Text
Include 147 pre-1979 instances



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