Amazing Grace (popular hymn first published 1779, catch-all)

~ Song

Annotation

The tune currently commonly associated with Amazing Grace is an anonymous folk tune.
This tune has been identified variously as, Harmony Grove (which for years had James Carrell and David Clayton misattributed as its composers) and also, New Britain to which William Walker set Newton's words.
"New Britain", (itself an amalgamation of two melodies "Gallaher" and "St. Mary") was published with the John Newton's lyrics by Charles H. Spilman and Benjamin Shaw in 1829.

Annotation last modified on 2017-10-10 06:55 .

Relationships

additional composer:Edwin Othello Excell
composer:[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist)
writer:[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
lyricist:John Newton (English poet)
publisher:EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Patterdale Music Ltd.
Rokstone Music Ltd
Universal Classics & Jazz (Japanese company - read the annotation before using!)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label)
イーエムアイ音楽出版 C・F事業部
Wikidata:Q210211 [info]
arrangements:Amazing Grace (Justin Bolger, O.P. arrangement)
Amazing Grace (arr. Daniel Lanois)
Amazing Grace (Ernie Rettino/Debby Kerner Rettino arrangement)
Amazing Grace (Mark O’Connor arrangement)
Amazing Grace (arrangement by Himes of the hymn, for brass band)
Amazing Grace (for wind ensemble, Maldonado)
Amazing Grace (Mullaney and Abbott's arrangement of the hym, ~1972)
Amazing Grace (Keith McCutchen's ~2005 arrangement of the hymn)
Amazing Grace (John Rutter's arrangement of the popular hymn)
アメイジング・グレイス (Flute Ensemble Triptyque arrangement)
is the basis for:Amazing Grace (Jonathan Richman’s version)
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)
Grace Like Rain
仁愛的心
later translated versions:Amazing Grace (in Navajo)
Amazing Grace (in Sioux)
アメイジング・グレイス
アメイジング・グレイス
later versions:Amazing Grace (Heinz Gietz's arrangement of the hymn, ~1979)
Amazing Grace (incl. 4th verse by Beecher-Stowe)
referred to in medleys:But for Your Grace (with Amazing Grace)
Waarheen, waarvoor (Mieke Telkamp song)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1951-02-21Amazing GraceSister Rosetta Tharpe with The Rosette Gospel Singers3:26
1963-04-08Amazing GraceReno and Smiley2:58
1972-01-13 – 1972-01-14Amazing GraceliveAretha Franklin10:48
1973-10Borstal Boy / Amazing Gracelive and medleyRod Stewart / Faces9:57
1975-07 – 1975-08Amazing GraceliveJoan Baez4:26
1977-04-25Amazing GraceinstrumentalArchie Shepp & Horace Parlan4:23
1978-05Amazing GraceinstrumentalLeroy Mack2:35
1979-10-06Medley: Some Have Fathers Over Yonder / In the Sweet By and By / Down at the Cross / Nearer My God to Thee / Amazing Grace / Mother's Not DeadmedleyRev. Howard Finster4:44
1980-09-20 – 1980-09-21Amazing GraceRose Maddox with The Vern Williams Band5:00
1981-05Amazing GraceThe Ambrosian Singers, Jessye Norman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson3:22
1985-01-25Amazing Grace (live, 1985-01-25: Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden)liveU21:36
1986-01-07Amazing GraceinstrumentalChet Baker3:42
1992-01-18Amazing GraceCyrus Chestnut Trio6:21
1992-12-23Amazing GraceliveDiana Ross, Wiener Symphoniker, Vjekoslav Šutej5:46
1993-02-04 – 1993-02-05Amazing GraceJerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice5:18
1993-02-04 – 1993-02-05Amazing Grace (run through)Jerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice5:11
1993-02-19Amazing Gracecover and livePhish3:21
1993-05-03Amazing Gracecover and livePhish1:54
1993-05-08Amazing Grace (live, 1993-05-08: UNH Fieldhouse, Durham, NH, USA)cover and livePhish1:43
1993-05-08Amazing Grace Jam (live, 1993-05-08: UNH Fieldhouse, Durham, NH, USA)cover and livePhish5:19
1994-05-07Amazing Gracecover and livePhish2:03
1994-10-31Amazing Gracecover and livePhish2:14
1995-06-20Amazing Gracecover and livePhish2:19
1995-09 – 1996-11Amazing Grace (live: Buffalo, New York)liveAni DiFranco6:18
1995-12-07Amazing Grace (bootleg live, 1995-12-07: Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, USA)cover and livePhish1:31
1995-12-07Amazing Grace (live, 1995-12-07: Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, USA)cover and livePhish2:56
1996-11-30Amazing Grace > Amazing Grace Instrumentalcover and livePhish6:07
1997Amazing GracecoverCeltic Aire?:??
1999-12-23Amazing GraceliveThe Three Tenors3:37
2000-06Amazing GraceChœur O Musica2:38
2002-02Amazing Gracecover and instrumentalCharles Lloyd4:47
2004Amazing GracePaulini feat. Darlene Zschech3:24
2007-03Amazing GracecoverThe Postcard Brass Band2:56
2008-11-29Your Amazing GraceliveMarcus Miller & Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo feat. Raul Midón6:53
2009-10-01Amazing Grace (snippet) (live, 2009-10-01: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA, USA)cover, live and partialU20:57
2009-10-12One / Amazing Grace (snippet) (live, 2009-10-12: New Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX, USA)cover, live, medley and partialU2?:??
2009-10-14One / Amazing Grace (live, 2009-10-14: Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX, USA)cover, live and medleyU2?:??
2009-10-23Amazing Grace (live, 2009-10-23: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV, USA)liveU2?:??
2009-10-25Amazing Grace (live, 2009-10-25: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, USA)liveU2?:??
2010Amazing GraceMusicar4:57
2011-07-02Amazing Grace (live, 2011-07-02: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN, USA)liveU21:01
2013-12-31Amazing Grace (live, 2013-12-31: Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo, Japan)live松田聖子?:??
2016-07-05Amazing GraceliveNed Rothenberg & Hamid Drake6:18
2017-08-04Amazing Grace (live, 2017-08-04)liveCeltica - Pipes Rock!5:16
Amazin’ GraceThe Shepherds Bush Comets?:??
Amazing graceSarah Kelly4:55
Amazing GraceElvis Presley3:35
Amazing GraceElvis Presley3:35
Amazing GracecoverRod Stewart2:00
Amazing GracecoverRod Stewart2:05
Amazing GracecoverRod Stewart2:03
Amazing GraceinstrumentalCecil Lytle, David Montgomery5:22
Amazing GraceSteve Vai1:10
Amazing GraceinstrumentalPipes & Drums 1st Bat. Scots Guards3:31
Amazing GraceKenny Rogers4:16
Amazing GraceKenny Rogers4:15
Amazing GraceMorriston Orpheus Choir2:36
Amazing GracecoverHayley Westenra3:40
Amazing GracecoverLes Prêtres4:45
Amazing GraceinstrumentalWilliam Joseph4:01
Amazing GraceG42:59
Amazing GracecoverPeter Hollens feat. Home Free3:33
Amazing Graceinstrumental[unknown]3:16
Amazing GraceVox Ecclesiae, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Paul Terracini5:23
Amazing GraceliveJosé Carreras, Natalie Cole & Plácido Domingo3:25
Amazing GraceYes2:31
Amazing GraceinstrumentalCeltic Rainbow3:21
Amazing GraceElvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra3:47
Amazing GraceRichard & Adam4:31
Amazing GraceinstrumentalCeltica - Pipes Rock!2:29
Amazing GraceinstrumentalJohn Randall Dennis2:47
Amazing GraceChoir of York Minster4:03
Amazing GracecoverMay J.5:59
Amazing GraceliveThe Three Tenors3:39
Amazing Gracecover and instrumentalIron Mike Norton2:17
Amazing GraceRob Anderlik & Erin Flynn4:47
Amazing GraceElvis Presley3:35
Amazing GracecoverElvis Presley3:35
Amazing GraceAlfie Boe3:43
Amazing GraceinstrumentalPierre Belmonde2:55
Amazing GraceinstrumentalPierre Belmonde2:41
Amazing GracecoverMahalia Jackson2:19
Amazing GraceJohn Newton5:28
Amazing GraceFaryl Smith4:04
Amazing GracecoverMartin Fontaine3:20
Amazing GraceRosina Coombe?:??
Amazing GraceLee Greenwood2:58
Amazing Gracecover and instrumentalRaymi Bambú3:16
Amazing GraceChoir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury2:57
Amazing GracecoverHollie Smith3:23
Amazing GracecoverMatt Cappy feat. Marsha Ambrosius4:55
Amazing GraceRoger Whittaker3:46
Amazing GracecoverLeAnn Rimes4:06
Amazing Gracecover譚嘉儀?:??
Amazing Gracecover手嶌葵3:51
Amazing Gracecover麻倉未稀?:??
Amazing GracecoverI.V. Webb?:??
Amazing GraceMetro Voices, Danielle de Niese, Bryn Terfel, Pete Murray, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Bateman3:54
Amazing GraceTina Charles5:54
Amazing GracecoverGary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band featuring Hayley Westenra3:11
Amazing GraceAled Jones2:04
Amazing GraceAled Jones3:57
Amazing GracecoverShirma Rouse4:18
Amazing GraceRay Charles & London Symphony Orchestra3:16
Amazing GracecoverCheryl Porter1:13
Amazing GraceMary Hangley, Evelyn Eskin2:58
Amazing GracecoverLouis Armstrong2:04
Amazing GraceinstrumentalDallas Brass2:39
Amazing Gracecover, instrumental and liveFausto Mesolella2:13
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash with Joanne Cash Yates3:18
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash2:06
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash2:30
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash?:??
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash2:28
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash2:07
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash2:29
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash2:28
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash2:28
Amazing GraceElvis Presley?:??
Amazing GraceElvis Presley avec le Royal Philharmonic Orchestra3:47
Amazing GraceElvis Presley?:??
Amazing GraceWillie Nelson5:42
Amazing GraceinstrumentalThe Pipes and Drums of the First Battalion Scots Guards?:??
Amazing GraceRichard Stark3:03
Amazing GraceJulian Smith, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Charlotte Church, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Sian Edwards2:48
Amazing GraceNana Mouskouri4:29
Amazing GraceJadon Faith2:36
Amazing GraceinstrumentalMagical Snuffbox3:08
Amazing GraceinstrumentalRalf Willing and his Multisound-Orchestra3:04
Amazing GraceAnne Murray3:46
Amazing Grace (Faylan Version)cover飛蘭3:32
Amazing GraceRed Hot Chilli Pipers4:37
Amazing GracecoverDelta Goodrem3:24
Amazing GraceJim Hendricks3:21
Amazing GracecoverAlex Beaton3:57
Amazing GraceJudy Collins4:07
Amazing GraceBarbara Hendricks, Orphei Drängar, Ulf Johansson, Eric Ericson3:53
Amazing GraceinstrumentalNina Assimakopoulos, George Boespflug4:02
Amazing GracecoverMark O’Connor feat. Renée Fleming5:15
Amazing GraceSufjan Stevens4:09
Amazing GraceLadysmith Black Mambazo feat. Paul Simon3:08
Amazing GraceAled Jones4:01
Amazing GraceVera Lynn & The Mike Sammes Singers3:56
Amazing GraceLeigh Garden2:45
Amazing GraceKenny Rogers4:16
Amazing GraceSumi Jo2:42
Amazing GraceinstrumentalEnfield Citadel Band3:16
Amazing Gracecover and medleyMark Schultz3:49
Amazing GraceinstrumentalCarlos del Junco5:16
Amazing Gracecover and instrumentalFrank Comedes und sein Ensemble3:11
Amazing GracecoverJeanette2:36
Amazing GraceThe Groundhogs2:25
Amazing GracecoverDenis Walter with Julie Walters3:41
Amazing GracecoverCanadian Brass4:26
Amazing Graceinstrumental国府弘子4:40
Amazing GraceinstrumentalThe DAN AIR Scottish Pipe Band2:44
Amazing GraceRobert Shaw4:13
Amazing GracecoverSusan Boyle3:35
Amazing Gracecover and liveGrateful Dead3:41
Amazing Gracecover and instrumentalDulverton Blues0:48
Amazing GraceMarie-Josée Lord3:25
Amazing GraceAni DiFranco7:09
Amazing GraceVicki Genfan4:14
Amazing GraceinstrumentalMagnus Johansson3:16
Amazing GraceDropkick Murphys2:39
Amazing GraceDiana Ross5:21
Amazing GraceSusan Aglukark4:38
Amazing GraceDixie Chicks?:??
Amazing GraceSarah Brightman3:06
Amazing Grace (live, 2009-10-28: Vancouver, BC, Canada)liveU20:46
Amazing GraceU2 and Soweto Gospel Choir1:34
Amazing GraceJames Horner1:28
Amazing Grace (live, 2011-02-18: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa)liveU2?:??
Amazing GracecoverRod Stewart & The Faces10:03
Amazing Grace高垣彩陽4:11
Amazing GraceThe Robert DeCormier Singers with harmonica accompaniment, Robert De Cormier3:59
Amazing GraceinstrumentalPantastic Steelband3:50
Amazing GraceWillie Nelson5:44
Amazing GraceliveWillie Nelson5:26
Amazing GraceWillie Nelson4:49
Amazing GraceliveWillie Nelson3:53
Amazing GraceIl Divo4:30
Amazing GraceRiver City Brass Band4:03
Amazing GraceThe Mantovani Orchestra2:51
Amazing GraceMystica3:55
Amazing GraceinstrumentalCanadian Brass4:14
Amazing GraceZoneboys?:??
Amazing GraceCassandra Wilson4:50
Amazing GraceinstrumentalFrieda Hall2:58
Amazing GraceRose Jang2:43
Amazing GraceMichael Ball4:00
Amazing GraceJackie Evancho4:44
Amazing GraceScott H. Biram4:16
Amazing GraceLondon Community Gospel Choir4:38
Amazing Graceinstrumental[traditional]3:31
Amazing GraceGeorge Hamilton IV?:??
Amazing GraceJohnny Cash2:29
Amazing GraceinstrumentalDavid Friesen2:15
Amazing GraceMay J.5:59
Amazing GraceGregorian3:11
Amazing GraceAni DiFranco7:09
Amazing GraceinstrumentalAcker Bilk2:01
Amazing GraceinstrumentalJeff Beck3:14
Amazing GraceBarack Obama2:31
Amazing GraceGroup Publishing2:05
Amazing GraceThe Mantovani Orchestra2:49
Amazing Gracecover and instrumentalRick Wakeman3:56
Amazing GraceinstrumentalSymphonic Sound Orchestra3:11
AMAZING GRACE (hospital recording)本田美奈子.3:35
Amazing Grace (ACM 2008)The ACM Gospel Choir3:30
Amazing Grace (Album Ver.)cover中島美嘉3:47
Amazing Grace (alternate take 2)coverElvis Presley3:27
Amazing Grace (alternate take 2)Elvis Presley3:26
Amazing Grace (alternate take 2)Elvis Presley3:29
Amazing Grace (arr. V. Harmony and M. Lewis)Edmond North High School Symphony Orchestra, John Clinton4:18
Amazing grace (Instrumental)instrumental[soundtrack]2:28
Amazing Grace (Instrumental)coverHayley Westenra3:40
Amazing Grace (Karaoke, zum Mitspielen)instrumental[unknown]1:33
Amazing Grace (live accoustic)liveScrum2:47
Amazing Grace (Live in church ver.)cover and liveAimer2:14
Amazing Grace (live)liveWillie Nelson5:48
Amazing Grace (Live)instrumental and liveAndré Rieu und sein Johann Strauss Orchester2:48
Amazing Grace (Live)Aoife O’Donovan, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & John Morris Russell5:05
Amazing Grace (snippet) (live, 2009-10-09: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, USA)live and partialU20:41
Amazing Grace (The Voice Performance)cover and liveMeghan Linsey3:07
Amazing Grace (Trad. arr. Le Grove)Paul Hart?:??
Amazing Grace (zum Anhören)instrumental[unknown]1:33
Amazing Grace / Til the ChickencoverTori Amos6:49
Amazing Grace variationsinstrumentalBrad Ellis, Jens Lindemann3:38
Amazing GrazecoverRod Stewart2:02
Medley of Favorite Hymns: Amazing Grace / Old Rugged Cross / Because He Lives / Revive Us Again / The Lord's Prayer / How Great Thou ArtmedleyThe Bill Gaither Trio9:01
Medley: Happiness Is the Lord / Amazing Grace / If Heaven Was Never Promised to Me / Never Say Goodbye (Live) (Live "45th Anniversary Concert" version)live and medleyHeritage Singers7:24
outro Amazing Gracecover유영진1:15
Scotland the Brave (Hookery Jiggery Jock)medleyRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Clark3:52
Už z hor zní zvon (Amazing Grace)coverKarel Gott3:23
What I Have DonemedleyCantus4:02
アメージング グレース岩崎宏美?:??
アメイジング・グレイスヘイリー3:47
アメイジング・グレイスcover and partialヘイリー duet with 本田美奈子.3:53
アメイジング・グレイスヘイリー duet with 本田美奈子.3:53
アメイジング・グレイス (Voice Recorder Version)本田美奈子.3:31
アメイジング・グレイス(インストゥルメンタル)ヘイリー3:41
雪 #1instrumentaltiko-μ2:27
雪 #2instrumentaltiko-μ3:27
雪 #3instrumentaltiko-μ2:11
– ????Amazing GraceJack Holcomb?:??