Yattendon Hymnal

Yattendon Hymnal (1895-99). The Yattendon Hymnal was edited by Robert Bridges* and Harry Ellis Wooldridge*. It was published originally in four separate sections, entitled Hymns in Four Parts [i.e. SATB] with English Words for Singing in Churches: Part I (1895), containing 25 hymns; Part II (1897), hymns 26-50; Part III (1898), 51-75; Part IV (1899), 76-100. It appeared in a complete edition of words and music in 1899 with the YH title. Its name comes from the Berkshire village where Bridges lived from 1882 to 1907. He had a great interest in music as well as poetry, and from 1885 to 1894 made himself responsible for the music of the village church. This was described by a later vicar,...

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