John Speller's Web Pages Russell, A Voice upon the Midnight Air

John Speller's Web Pages - Choral Music of William Russell (1777-1813)
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I found this in a nineteenth-century American hymnal paired with this text by the famous Victorian preacher and theologian James Martineau. It is unclear what text it was originally written for.

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Before rebuilding in the nineteenth century Great Queen Street Methodist Chapel was a dark, squalid building which had to be reached through an entrance through the houses that surrounded it. Russell was Organist here 1793-98, before moving to a more important post at St. Ann's, Limehouse


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