Hymn Tune Search for TROCHRAGUE
  • I have been searching for this hymn tune without success so far. Trochrague by Francis Duffy. It is referenced in Vol. 1 of the 4-volume Liturgy of the Hours for Dec. 8 Immaculate Conception for the Office of Readings as a setting for the hymn "To one that is so fair and bright". I have searched in Cyberhymnal and Etherial Hymnary, and Googled both the tune name and composer without success. Can anyone tell me where to find the sheet music for this tune?
    Georgeann Lynch
  • I have found the tune in the Summit Choirbook at #219. I'm not familiar with it from any other source. The acknowledgments state that it is from Duffy's 1972 collection "Praise the Lord" published by Geoffrey Chapman, Ltd.

    The hymn is in F minor and starts in this way on the words "Of one that is so fair and bright" all in quarter notes: F-F-C-C-C-C-Bb-C. Hope this helps.

    Sam Schmitt
  • Pes
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    Would it help to know that "Trochrague" sounds like some sort of pharyngeal disorder?

    Probably not.
  • Pes
    FYI Trochrague is a town in Scotland.
  • Pes
    Posts: 623
    That explains it!


    I love the Scotch.
  • priorstf
    Posts: 460
    Pes - So do we all. But what about those people in Scotland?
  • Pes
    Posts: 623
    Scotch is good for tracheas and agues. Shouldn't that help?
  • Thanks Rich Enough, for your help. Now all I have to do is find the book!
  • G
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    "Now all I have to do is find the book!"

    Try here, Georgeann:

    A hymnal well worth the having!

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