Routley, Erik: Our Lives be Praise
Hope Publishing title. Only available from this site for orders to UK & Europe.
The hymn tunes, carols and texts of Erik Routley. This anthology brings together 115 tunes and 33 literary texts. After a distinguished ministry in Great Britain, he spent ten years on the staff of Princeton University in the USA. Dr Carlton Young in an editor’s introduction notes: “Both fledgling and noted composers of hymn tunes will benefit from a study of Routley’s work, particularly his approach to solving the problems of setting a text’s ‘general mood’ and providing new tunes for familiar texts, as well as unfamiliar poems sometimes written in odd metres.”