O Perfect Love
O Perfect Love, All Human Thought Transcending - Hymn for Holy Matrimony
The poem O Perfect Love, All Human Thought Transcending was written by Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858-1932) in 1883.
It is a hymn for Holy Matrimony, written by Gurney for her sister's marriage in 1883.
At that moment, it was intended to be sung to Strength and Stay, in Hymns Ancient & Modern, No. 12.
In 1889, Gurney's hymn O Perfect Love, All Human Thought Transcending was set to an anthem by Sir Joseph Barnby for the marriage of the Duke of Fife with the Princess Louise of Wales, on July 27, 1889.
This score is an arrangement for piano solo of the hymn O Perfect Love.
It remains in the original key of E flat Major.
It is appropriate for Grade 4 pianists.
Duration : 00:58
Source : Sir Joseph Barnby, Miscellaneous Hymn Tunes.
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