Want To Set Words To Hymn Tune?

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Ryan&Amber2013

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I just wrote a new composition for a hymn, but now it needs the words. Anyone want to give it a try? I can send over an audio file.
 

Taylor Sexton

Puritan Board Junior
I'm not a poet, so there's no way I will try. However, as a classically-trained musician, I will say that historically it is usually the text that comes before the tune. It's not always done that way, but most of the time it is, often because the text and its features tend to dictate the tempo, shape/contour, meter, key, etc., of the tune and accompaniment. Doing it "backwards," although obviously not wrong, can be somewhat difficult (unless the tune is already written in a way that fits very common poetry meters).

I look forward to hearing it when it is finished!
 

Ryan&Amber2013

Puritan Board Junior
I'm not a poet, so there's no way I will try. However, as a classically-trained musician, I will say that historically it is usually the text that comes before the tune. It's not always done that way, but most of the time it is, often because the text and its features tend to dictate the tempo, shape/contour, meter, key, etc., of the tune and accompaniment. Doing it "backwards," although obviously not wrong, can be somewhat difficult (unless the tune is already written in a way that fits very common poetry meters).

I look forward to hearing it when it is finished!
Yes, I agree. I'm hoping someone could take the meter, tempo, and feel of the tune, and fit words to it. Hopefully all roads lead to Rome.
 

Taylor Sexton

Puritan Board Junior
Yes, I agree. I'm hoping someone could take the meter, tempo, and feel of the tune, and fit words to it. Hopefully all roads lead to Rome.
Oh, I'm sure it will work! I didn't mean to say what I said as a discouragement at all. I was mainly just giving a reason why I will not be taking you up on your offer—that is, unless you want a very poor product. :p
 
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jwithnell

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What us the general feel of the tune -- what topic would be appropriate? What is the metre?
 

Edward

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This is clearly the wrong forum for a song like that.
We're marching on the road to Rome. Marching, Marching.
We're marching on the road to Rome. Marching, Marching.
We're marching on the road to Rome to throw that old Pope down.
We're going to kick him high and low and knock that gold crown down.
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