John Goss (1800-1880)

Goss composed mostly church music. He was organist at St. Paulís from 1838 onward. Queen Victoria knighted him in 1872. In 1876, Cambridge University awarded him a Doctor of Music degree. He also held the post of Professor of Harmony at the Royal Academy of Music for almost half a century.

Both the Canadian and Anglican Chant Psalters contain numerous Goss chants, and his hymn tunes Praise My Soul and See Amid the Winter's Snow appear in Common Praise.


Music Time standard notation

The links below let you hear the Goss chant, played by the computer on a synthesised organ.
The buttons will play the chant in the browser, if the correct plugin is installed.
It will play twice, and clicking on the link again will cause it to repeat.

You might need to click Refresh on your browser, or press F5 before playing, as the chant files change regularly.

Full four-part chant

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
Hear the part Soprano only
Alto only
Tenor only
Bass only
Karaoke No Soprano
No Alto
No Tenor
No Bass

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J. Malton
February 29, 2008

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