Duke Street

DukeStreetFirst published anonymously in Henry Boyd’s Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (c. 1710 – 1793) in William Dixon’s Euphonia (1805). Not much is known about Hat­ton, except, it is said that he lived on Duke Street in the village of Win­dle, near St Helens in Lancashire, UK, from where his famous tune gets its name. He was most likely a Presbyterian and it was at the Presbyterian Cha­pel in St. He­lens that his funeral sermon was preached. The story is told that he was killed in a stagecoach accident.

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Videos:
Tom Trenney – “Duke Street”, April 28, 2013 at First-Plymouth Church

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