The hymn tune IRBY was composed by Henry J. Gauntlett and is usually associated with the text “Once in Royal David’s City” for the Christmas season. It is the traditional tune for the opening of Lessons and Carols and King’s College, Cambridge every year.
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Composed by Samuel S. Wesley, AURELIA (meaning “golden”) was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune’s merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned it as “secular twaddle”), it has been firmly associated with Samuel John Stone’s text “The Church’s One Foundation” since tune and text first appeared together in the 1868 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern.
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