ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle

Alexander Robert Reinagle (1799 - 1877) theatre manager and composer. The son of an Austrian musician, he was born and raised in Portsmouth, England, then at eighteen moved to Edinburgh where he studied with Raynor Taylor. Reinagle moved to North America in 1786 and settled in Philadelphia. By 1791 he was a respected composer and teacher with strong ties to local theatre and joined with the actor Thomas Wignell to build what became the Chestnut Street Theatre. The theatre opened in 1794 and for the remainder of his career Reinagle was active in its management. He adapted many English ballad operas for local audiences, composed incidental music for other plays, and wrote the score for several light operas, notably The Sicilian Romance (1795)… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle (1836)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 51765 54332 14323
Key: D Major

Texts

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
and drives away our fear.
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In Christ There Is No East or West

Notes

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Modern(1861); it is now usually associated with this text, for which it is a better match than for Psalm 118. The tune was named after St. Peter-in-the-East, the church in Oxford, England, where Reinagle was organist from 1822-1853.

Little is known of Reinagle's early life. Of Austrian descent, he came from a family of musicians and became a well-known organ teacher. A writer of teaching manuals for string instruments, Reinagle also compiled two books of hymn tunes, the 1836 collection and A Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes(1840). He also composed a piano sonata and some church music.

ST. PETER features descending motion after an initial rise. Sing stanzas 1-2 and 4-5 in parts, but sing the crucial middle stanza in unison. This music needs to express the fervor of the text without any festive fanfares.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #385
Text: In Christ There Is No East or West
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #249
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #42
Text: Almighty Father of Mankind
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #159
Text: Awake, My Soul! To Sound His Praise
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #1065
Text: Come, O Thou All Victorious Lord
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The Cyber Hymnal #1647
Text: From Thee All Skill and Science Flow
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The Cyber Hymnal #2612
Text: How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts?
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #2630
Text: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2754
Text: In Christ There Is No East or West
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2942
Text: In Memory of the Savior's Love
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4411
Text: My God, Accept My Heart This Day
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4460
Text: My Savior, My Almighty Friend
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4748
Text: O Come and Sing to God, the Lord
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The Cyber Hymnal #4840
Text: O God, Before Thy Sun's Bright Beams
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The Cyber Hymnal #4907
Text: O God, Preserve Me
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The Cyber Hymnal #4972
Text: O Happy Is the Man Who Hears
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The Cyber Hymnal #5349
Text: O Savior! When Thy Loving Hand
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The Cyber Hymnal #5435
Text: O Thou Who Hast Thy Servants Taught
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The Cyber Hymnal #7819
Text: Ye That Obey th'Immortal King
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #487
Text: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Worship and Rejoice #603
Text: In Christ There Is No East or West

Instances

Instances (48)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
African American Heritage Hymnal #398TextImage
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #385TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #580TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #394TextImage
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #463Image
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #522Image
Celebration Hymnal #123TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #428Image
Chalice Hymnal #432Text
Chalice Hymnal #687TextAudio
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #249AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #358Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #405Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #509Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #461Text
Common Praise #620
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #11bText
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #155Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #620Image
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #318TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #515
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #644TextImage
Hymns for a Pilgrim People #77
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #211a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #551
Hymns of Faith #69TextImage
Les Chants de Pèlerin #80
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #266Image
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #453Image
Lutheran Service Book #524Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #439TextImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #487TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #364Text
Revival Hymns and Choruses #456
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #238
Sing Joyfully #137TextImage
Sing Joyfully #461TextImage
Songs for Suffering Saints: Thirty-two original hymns set to existing tunes #22
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bicentennial Hymnal #230
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #593
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #94
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #285
The New Century Hymnal #395Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #549TextImage
The Worshiping Church #697TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #647TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #344Text
Worship and Rejoice #603TextImageAudioScore