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Carillon Impromptu on “St. Anne”

Year of composition
Rev. Isaac Watts
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument (Carillon)
Instrumental parts
Not available

For 47 bells. With the button below, you can transpose the work to make it playable in other keys. William Croft (1678-1727) was the organist at St. Anne’s Church, Soho, London, England when he composed this hymn-tune in 1708. It did not gain currency however until 1719 when the Rev. Isaac Watts (1674-1748) paraphrased Psalm 90 to create the lyrics. As the author of no fewer than 750 such hymns Watts came to be called the Father of English Hymnody. The lyrics are included.

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