Monday, May 31, 2010

New tune for "Praise My Soul"

Eldest Daughter showed me this video the other day, and I was much intrigued by the tune. I hadn't known that tune to "Praise My Soul the King of Heaven" and wanted to know the name. Checked out the cyberhymnal but got no insight.

Hat tip to our friend Alan Forrester who, after being asked at church, went home and googled and found out. The tune name is "Lauda Anima (Andrews)." The usual "Lauda Anima" tune that is more familiar is by John Goss and is from the 19th century. This one is by one Mark Andrews and is from 1930. I think Andrews has succeeded in capturing an almost 18th century feel. Something Handel-ish about this tune.

This one you may like better without the video, so close your eyes if you just want to hear the music:

Tune in later for (hopefully) some thoughts on the reading from Revelation for Trinity Sunday and for a Twyla Paris Memorial Day video.


robert said...

Thanks for posting "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" on this the 227th anniversary of the birth of author, Henry Lyte. I personally like the Goss's tune better, but the Andrews tune (sometimes just called Andrews) is good too.

If you enjoy reading about our hymns and their authors, I invite you to visit my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.

Lydia McGrew said...

I like your blog, Robert. You and I share that interest in hymns. I like both of the tunes and wish that I had them both in my church hymnal so we could alternate them. (Our church uses "The Hymnal 1940.")

Anonymous said...

I love this music,is there anywhere i can legally get it from please? I think CCLI has it logged but no music or words for New Zealand. thanks

Lydia McGrew said...

Anonymous, your best bet would be to get the words just by Googling--cyberhymnal or some similar site has them, I'm sure. Then Google "Lauda Anima" "Andrews" and "sheet music" to see if there is any sheet music for the tune.

I haven't tried that, though. The words are readily available. It's sheet music for the tune that will likely prove sticky.