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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Composer Bio Information

Miller, Edward's bio information

October 30, 1735 - September 12, 1807

A writer of hymn tunes, Edward Miller was born in 1735 (he died in 1807). His most famous tunes are Galway and Rockingham. Apprenticed to his father, a pavior (a layer of paving stones and the like), he ran away to study music. At one time he was a flautist in Handel’s orchestra. He played the organ for 50 years at Doncaster Church, and composed hymn tunes and harpsichord sonatas. Cambridge University awarded him a doctorate in 1786.

His works include:
The Psalms of David Set to New Music, 1774
Elements of Thorough-bass and Composition, 1787
The Psalms of David for the Use of Parish Churches, 1790
Thoughts on the Present Performance of Psalmody, 1791
The Psalms of Watts and Wesley, 1801
Sacred Music, 1802
History of Doncaster, 1804

from: http://ad1735.blogspot.com/2007/07/edward-miller.html

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Born: October 30, 1735, Norwich, England.
Died: September 12, 1807, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.
Buried: St. George’s Church, Doncaster.


Miller was apprenticed to his father, a pavior (a layer of paving stones and the like), but ran away to study music. At one time he was a flautist in Handel’s orchestra. He played the organ for 50 years at Doncaster Church, and composed hymn tunes and harpsichord sonatas. Cambridge University awarded him a doctorate degree in 1786.

His works include:
The Psalms of David Set to New Music, 1774
Elements of Thorough-bass and Composition, 1787
The Psalms of David for the Use of Parish Churches, 1790
Thoughts on the Present Performance of Psalmody, 1791
The Psalms of Watts and Wesley, 1801
Sacred Music, 1802
History of Doncaster, 1804

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Galway
Rockingham

from: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/m/i/miller_e.htm

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