STUTTGART

Adapter: Henry J. Gauntlett

Henry John Gauntlett was born in Britain on 9 July 1805, at Wellington, Shropshire. He became the organist at his father's church at Olney, Buckinghamshire at the age of nine. He was intended for a career in law, and he remained a lawyer until he was almost forty years of age, when he abandoned the profession and devoted himself to music. He was organist at a number of leading London churches, including St Olave's in Tooley Street, Southwark from 1827 to 1846, where he designed a new grand organ which was built, installed and perfected to his satisfaction between 1844 and March 1846, and Union Chapel, Islington from 1852 - 1861. Eventually the degree of Mus. Doc. was conferred on him by the Archbishop of Canterbury, he being the fi… Go to person page >

Composer (attributed to): Christian Friedrich Witt

b. c1660, Altenburg, Germany; d. Apr. 13, 1776, Altenburg or Gotha; German composer, keyboard player, music editor and teacher, poet LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (attributed to): Christian Friedrich Witt (1715)
Adapter: Henry J. Gauntlett
Place of Origin: Gotha
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Incipit: 55112 23315 5642
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Psalmodia Sacra Gotha (1715)

Texts

Come, Thou long expected Jesus

Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel's strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.
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Notes

STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that collection are considered to be composed by him, including STUTTGART, which was set to the text "Sollt' es gleich." Witt was chamber organist and later Kapellmeister at the Gotha court. He composed vocal and instrumental music, including some sixty-five cantatas.

The tune title STUTTGART relates to a story about Rev. C. A. Dann's banishment from his pulpit at St. Leonard's Church in Stuttgart in the early nineteenth century. When Dann was eventually invited back to his church, his congregation greeted him with the singing of "Sollt' es gleich." Henry J. Gauntlett (PHH 104) put the tune into its present isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) form for Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861).

A simple tune of two long lines and a number of repeated tones, STUTTGART has true congregational appeal. This tune has been traditionally used for "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus." Sing the hymn in harmony in a broad tempo. Or try singing stanza 3 unaccompanied and in parts, and stanza 4 in unison with alternate harmonization or with the descant (1983) by John Wilson (278). Use clear articulation on the organ with cheerful stops.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1998

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #21
Text: O My Soul, Bless God the Father
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #34
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1303
Text: Earth Has Many a Noble City
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1927
Text: God My King, Thy Might Confessing
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3442
Text: Jesus, Thou Art Mine Forever
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5191
Text: O My Soul, Bless God the Father
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #329
Text: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  • Full Score (XML)

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and School #212
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #21TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #257TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #369TextImageAudio
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #44Image
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #34AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #326Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #463Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #530Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #325Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #397Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #472Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #606Text
Common Praise #88Text
Common Praise #158Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #87Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #455Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #851Image
Gather Comprehensive #323Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #345
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #732
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #83TextImageAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #439TextImageAudioFlexscore
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #774TextImageAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #66TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #127TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #414TextImage
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #8
Hymns of Truth & Light #70
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #238
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #56ImageAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #155Image
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #1TextImage
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #223TextImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #329TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #183Text
Sing With Me #83Text
Singing the New Testament #172
Songs for Life #122Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #75
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #135
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #542
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #640
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #704
The New Century Hymnal #13Image
The New Century Hymnal #122Image
The New Century Hymnal #325Image
The New Century Hymnal #326Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #611TextImage
The Worshiping Church #293TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #5TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #2Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #3Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #444Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #540Text
Worship and Rejoice #677TextImage