St. Fulbert

Descant to the hymn tune ST. FULBERT. Free score with harmonized descant. Audio: Short intro - Hymnal verse (Gauntlett) - Descant verse. Key: Db Free score. 


his Henry Gauntlett tune originally appeared in 1858 under the name St. Leofred, with a paraphrase of the Pascha nostrum; it then emerged in Hymns Ancient and Modern nine years later with the text "Ye choirs of new Jerusalem," attributed to Fulbert of Chartres, and bearing a new name, ST. FULBERT. This pairing is traditional fare at Eastertide in Great Britain. It is also commonly sung to the text I love thee Lord, and not because, one of two texts assigned to this tune in Hymnal 1982.

This descant was written for the Choir of St. Peter's Peterston for services featuring the new (Easter 2010) Nicholson organ at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales (images below).

Updated: Aug 17 2014

EASTER VERSION - Ye choirs of new Jerusalem, with Alleluia, Amen. In Eb.


Llandaff Cathedral - Nicholson Organ

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US: Combined: I love thee Lord, and not because /  Lo! what a cloud of witnesses (in Db)

UK Ye choirs of new Jerusalem with Alleluia, Amen (A4 format, in Eb)

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