John Mason Neale
24 January 1818–6 August 1866
Collections of Hymns & Poems:
Hymns for Children
Hymns for the Sick
Hymns for the Young, 2nd series
Songs and Ballads for Manufacturers
Hymns for Children, 3rd series
The Hymnal Noted
Melody edition: Part I (1851) & Part II (1856) Combined: PDF
A Short Commentary on the Hymnal Noted (1852): PDF
The Words of the Hymnal Noted, Parts I & II (1855): PDF
Accompanying harmonies: Part I (1852) & Part II (1858) Combined: PDF
Words … with an appendix revised and greatly enlarged (1863): WorldCat
Music of the Appendix to the Hymnal Noted (ca. 1865): WorldCat
Note: This collection is often dated erroneously, including in Julian. See this guide, prepared by Joe Herl: PDF
Sequentiae ex Missalibus (1852): PDF
Carols for Christmas-tide (1853/54): PDF
Carols for Easter-tide (1854): WorldCat
Songs and Ballads for the People (1855): PDF
The Rhythm of Bernard de Morlaix, Monk of Cluny
Hymns of the Eastern Church
Hymns, Chiefly Mediaeval, on the Joys and Glories of Paradise (1865): PDF
Stabat Mater Speciosa (1866): WorldCat
Sequences, Hymns, and other Ecclesiastical Verses (1866): PDF
The Invalid's Hymn Book (1866): PDF
S. Margaret’s Hymnal (1875)
Related Works (Selected):
The Ecclesiastic and Theologian (1846-1868): WorldCat
The Ecclesiologist (1841-1868): HathiTrust
The Christian Remembrancer (1819-1868): HathiTrust
A Commentary on the Psalms, 4 vols. (1868-1874): HathiTrust
The History of the Holy Eastern Church, 5 vols. (1847-1873): HathiTrust
Essays on Liturgiology and Church History (1863): HathiTrust
The Liturgies of S. Mark, S. Clement, S. James, S. Chrysostom, and S. Basil
Life and Works:
Edwin Hatfield, “John Mason Neale,” Poets of the Church (NY, 1884), pp. 454-457: HathiTrust
J.H. Overton & John Julian, “John Mason Neale,” John Julian, ed. A Dictionary of Hymnology (1892 | Google Books), pp. 785-790.
Eleanor A. Towle, John Mason Neale: A Memoir (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1906 | PDF).
Mary Sackville Lawson, Letters of John Mason Neale (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1910 | PDF).
Mary Sackville Lawson, Collected Hymns, Sequences, and Carols of John Mason Neale (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914: PDF).
A.G. Lough, The Influence of John Mason Neale (London: SPCK, 1962).
J. Vincent Higginson, “John Mason Neale and 19th Century Hymnody: His Work and Influence,” The Hymn, vol. 16, no. 4 (Oct. 1965), pp. 101-127 (HathiTrust).
A.G. Lough, John Mason Neale, Priest Extraordinary (Newton Abbot: A.G. Lough, 1975).
Leon Litvack, J.M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994 | Amazon).
Michael Chandler, The Life and Work of John Mason Neale (Leominster: Gracewing, 1995 | Amazon).
Dale Adelmann, The Contribution of Cambridge Ecclesiologists to the Revival of Anglican Choral Worship 1839-62 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1997): WorldCat
Joel W. West, “Neale’s Hymnal Noted and its impact on twentieth-century American hymnody,” The Hymn, vol. 69, no. 3 (Summer 2018), pp. 14-24.
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John Mason Neale at Hymnary.org:
Leon Litvack, “John Mason Neale,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology: