Francis Roads
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:25am

Julian's Hymnology seems to confirm that it is William Drummond that we are looking at. There is a surprisingly wide variety of hymnodists and psalmodists represented in The Divine Companion. I suspect that the texts were chosen by the composers from whom he commissioned straightforward settings, rather than by Henry himself.

Julian does not mention any suitable Flexman.

  • Suggestion on Drummond
    David Welch, Tue Jan 10 2:13pm
    Well now we know the two names appear in 1701, I can only proffer William Drummond of Hawthornden 1585-1649. His translation of St Ambrose`s 4th century hymn appears in RCH (No 4): O Trinity, O... more
    • Drummond
      Francis Roads, Wed Jan 11 9:25am
      • Drummond poems
        David Welch, Thu Jan 12 10:11am
        It seems Drummond mostly wrote on non-spiritual themes, but some poems with Christian content are in his Urania collection. Maybe you could find your Playford text in this, or via the indexes of... more
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