Composer Bio Information
Barnby, Joseph's bio information
Thursday, November 30, 1837 - Saturday, November 30, 1895
Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions include many anthems and service music for the Anglican liturgy, as well as 246 hymn tunes (published posthumously in 1897). He edited four hymnals, including The Hymnary (1872) and The Congregational Sunday School Hymnal (1891), and coedited The Cathedral Psalter (1873).
The last 10 hymns uploaded.
- # 1 - Bring Your Vessels, Not A Few (TTBB) (uploaded on Mar 11, 2023)
- # 2 - Songs Of Praises (TTBB) (uploaded on Mar 10, 2023)
- # 3 - Something For Thee (TTBB) (uploaded on Feb 25, 2023)
- # 4 - The Blessedness Of Prayer (TTBB) (uploaded on Feb 17, 2023)
- # 5 - Give Thy Blessing (TTBB) (uploaded on Feb 08, 2023)
- # 6 - Come, Let Us, Who In Christ Believe (TTBB) (uploaded on Feb 07, 2023)
- # 7 - God Of Our Life (TTBB) (uploaded on Feb 06, 2023)
- # 8 - I Will Strive (TTBB) (uploaded on Feb 05, 2023)
- # 9 - Be Strong In The Lord (TTBB) (uploaded on Feb 04, 2023)
- #10 - Thee We Adore, Eternal Lord (TTBB) (uploaded on Feb 04, 2023)