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Nichol, H. Ernest


  • [H. Ernest Nichol was a musician, composer, and hymn writer. Born in Hull, England in 1862, he attended the University of Oxford, graduating in 1888 with a degree in music. He composed primarily hymns, usually signing the pen name Colin Sterne (a near anagram of his name) as the lyricist on his work. His hymn "We've a Story to Tell to the Nations" is his most memorable achievement. Nichol died in Skirlaugh, England in 1926.]
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    • Henry Ernest
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    • Nichol, Henry Ernest
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    • found: His Persephone, 18--?:t.p. (H. Ernest Nichol)
    • found: Nichol, H. Ernest. We've a story to tell to the nations, 1993:caption (music by H. Ernest Nichol ; words by Colin Sterne)
    • found: Studwell, Willam E. The national and religious song reader, 1996:page 132 (We've a story to tell to the nations was first published 1896; name on composition was Colin Sterne, a pen name (rearrangement of the letters of his name) used whenever Nichol wrote both lyrics and melody for a hymn. Born 1862 in Hull, Yorkshire, England; wrote about 130 hymn tunes and texts; We've a story to tell to the nations is his most memorable achievement)
    • found: Hymnary.org, via WWW, 2 July 2015(Henry Ernest Nichol, born Dec. 10, 1862 at Hull. Took Mus. Bac. degree at Oxford in 1888; used anagram Colin Sterne; died in Skirlaugh, Yorkshire.)
    • found: Canterbury dictionary of hymnology, via WWW, 2 July 2015(Henry Ernest Nichol, born Hull, 10 December 1862; died 30 Aug 1926)
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    • [H. Ernest Nichol was a musician, composer, and hymn writer. Born in Hull, England in 1862, he attended the University of Oxford, graduating in 1888 with a degree in music. He composed primarily hymns, usually signing the pen name Colin Sterne (a near anagram of his name) as the lyricist on his work. His hymn "We've a Story to Tell to the Nations" is his most memorable achievement. Nichol died in Skirlaugh, England in 1926.]
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    • 1991-12-10: new
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