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About the
Hymn Tune Index
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HTI: Home Page

The HTI database contains all hymn tunes printed anywhere in the world with English-language texts up to 1820, and their publication history up to that date.

Tune Search
To discover the origin, original form and history of a tune.
First, identify the tune:

Find tunes where the:

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Examples of tune searches:

HTI Tune Number starts with 143
Tune Name starts with Ps. 100
Incipit starts with 11765

 

Text Search
To find tunes associated with a particular text.
First, identify the text
:

Find texts where the:

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Examples of text searches:

HTI Text Code starts with APTOED
Text contains earth do dwell

 

Source Search
To find out what tunes are in a specific book or other printed source.
First, identify the source:

Find sources where the:

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Examples of source searches:

HTI Source Code contains P AG2
Compiler contains Whittingham
Title contains Prayers and Ministration

 

Composer Search
Find out what tunes are attributed to a certain composer.
First, identify the composer:

Find a composer where the:

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Examples of composer searches:

Composer's Last Name starts with Wilmot
Attribution in a source contains Fripp

Author and copyright owner: Nicholas Temperley

Location of database: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign