Sheet Music: Sweet Hour

TitleSweet Hour
Alternate titlesSweet Hour of Prayer
ComposerWilliam Batchelder Bradbury (1816–1868)
InstrumentationFlute quartet
KeyA major
RangeD4–D6
Time signature6/8
Tempo40 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-04-23
Last updated2011-04-23
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Categories
Christian music, Hymn tunes

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Saturday 23 April 2011

Tune of the Day: Sweet Hour

Hymn tune by W.B. Bradbury, arranged for four flutes

This is the tune to which William Walford's 1845 hymn “Sweet Hour of Prayer” is commonly sung. The present setting was published in 1861 by William B. Bradbury in his collection titled The Golden Chain. Bradbury composed many popular tunes, including “Jesus Loves Me” and “Just As I Am, Without One Plea”.

Thanks to Seleka for suggesting this tune!