New Britain (Amazing Grace)


NEW BRITAIN is a pentatonic melody of unknown origin, first published in Columbian Harmony in 1829. It is often paired with the text “Amazing Grace” written by John Newton and published in 1779. The two were first paired together in William Walker’s Southern Harmony.

See a list of other hymn and chorale themes here.

Patrick Alston – Improvisation on Amazing Grace – Sligo SDA Church, Takoma Park, MD
Gerre Hancock – Improvisation on Amazing Grace – St. Thomas, New York