James Turle (1802-1882)

James Turle was an English organist and composer, born at Taunton, Somerset, and started as a choirboy at Wells Cathedral. In 1817 he became a pupil in London of the organist at Westminster Abbey, and after acting as deputy for some years he succeeded to this post himself in 1831 and held it until his death. He and Sir John Goss, the organist at St Paul's Cathedral, had been fellow pupils in London as boys. Turle was a great organist in his day, and composed a good deal of church music which was well known.

The Anglican Chant Psalter and The Canadian Psalter include several of Turle's chants, and his hymn tune Westminster ("Give Me The Wings Of Faith") is included in Common Praise.



Music Time standard notation

The links below let you hear the Turle 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
April 10, 2008

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