We, thy people, praise thee

We, thy people, praise thee. Kate Stearns Page* (1873-1963). The words were composed as a school song for the Diller-Quaile School of Music, New York City. They were published in Selected Hymns for Use in School or Home, compiled by Page (Boston, 1922), and set to a melody identified as ‘St Anthony Chorale’ by ‘Josef Haydn’. Its inclusion in a harmonized setting in Edith Lovell Thomas*’s Singing Worship (New York, 1935), brought it into church school curricula, and latter in anthem settings, and organ works. Thomas’s setting is adapted from ‘Chorale St. Antoni’, the second movement of Divertimento no. 1, in Bb, for wind quintet and serpent (Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig, 1782),...

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