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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven
1820 Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820
Short Name: Ludwig van Beethoven
Full Name: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Birth Year: 1770
Death Year: 1827

A giant in the history of music, Ludwig van Beethoven (b. Bonn, Germany, 1770; d. Vienna, Austria, 1827) progressed from early musical promise to worldwide, lasting fame. By the age of fourteen he was an accomplished viola and organ player, but he became famous primarily because of his compositions, including nine symphonies, eleven overtures, thirty piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, the Mass in C, and the Missa Solemnis. He wrote no music for congregational use, but various arrangers adapted some of his musical themes as hymn tunes; the most famous of these is ODE TO JOY from the Ninth Symphony. Although it would appear that the great calamity of Beethoven's life was his loss of hearing, which turned to total deafness during the last decade of his life, he composed his greatest works during this period.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music. His career has conventionally been divided into early, middle, and late periods. His early period, during which he forged his craft, is typically considered to have lasted until 1802. From 1802 to around 1812, his middle period showed an individual development from the styles of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and is sometimes characterized as heroic. During this time, he began to grow increasingly deaf. In his late period, from 1812 t

Tunes by Ludwig van Beethoven (88)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[Chant] (Beethoven 33211)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer (attributed to))5333211 23432 111
ALSACELudwig von Beethoven (Adapted from)5351233 34325 43237
AM I COMINGBeethoven (Composer)254322 32112 17561
AMLINBeethoven (Composer)212121 76765 46655
[An dir allein, an dir hab' ich gesündigt] (Beethoven)L. v. Beethoven (Composer)251233 45765 432
[And now this holy day]Beethoven (Composer)255515 66667 12155
AUSTRIA (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)255111 33461 17551
BEECHERLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)155653 23217 61654
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 53153)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)253153 15135 34242
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 33123)Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)1333123 46222 34554
HYMN TO JOYLudwig von Beethoven (From)38533455 43211 23322
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 51765)Ludwig von Beethoven (1777-1827) (Arranged from)251765 43234 33257
BEETHOVEN (53172)Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)253176 64321 7
BEETHOVEN (11111)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)411111 23543 45554
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 34565)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)134565 43234 56176
[Chant] (Beethoven 51566)Beethoven (Composer (arr. from))4251566 77121 51211
BLESS THOU THE LORDLudwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)233211 12343 211
BOWENBeethoven (Composer)217121 74332 32317
BRIDGMANLudwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)651135 43217 71234
BRIDGTONBeethoven (Composer)234566 71765 55356
BUSHNELLBeethoven (Composer)834551 56677 121
BUSSLIED (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)451122 32343 22234
BUTLER (Beethoven)Beethoven (1770-1827) (Composer)356543 43212 34543
CECILIA (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)212335 43223 46523
VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski)Beethoven (Composer)135453 52535 42171
CONSOLATION (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)1551111 32152 24325
[Dear heavenly Father, we love Thee]Beethoven (Composer)255515 56666 67121
[Die Güte Gottes preisen]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)151532 15123 34322
DULCETTALudwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)2132114 33222 34617
EMMANUEL (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)3751113 21522 432
ENGEDI (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770 - 1827 (Composer (Adapted from))1751712 32117 32171
[Father, bless thy children] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Arranger)255156 66677 121
FRIEND UNFAILINGLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)553333 42755 11113
[Gib meiner Seele, gib, Herr, ihr Frieden]L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827) (Composer)231275 31224 55132
[Chant] (Beethoven 56655)Beethoven (Composer)256655 51232 1
GORTON (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged)10055566 55551 12233
[Gott ist mein Lied] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)253215 67176 55176
[Gott ist mein Lied Er ist der Gott der Stärke] (Beethoven)L. von Beethoven (Composer)417567 12345 57275
[Heavenly Father, graciously hear us]Beethoven (Composer)755555 66555 55555
[Hark! ten thousand harps and voices] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)251153 55771 23454
[Hark, the bells! how they ring]Beethoven (Composer)217117 11234 32212
HAYES (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)1751712 34255 55666
[Chant] (Goss-Beethoven 55555)Beethoven (Composer)255555 67777 7
HUNTLEY (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)234556 16565 43
[I asked, ere yet my race was run]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)255111 76751 2432
[I love to hear the story] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)253322 11551 66223
[Ich will mich wieder zu dir kehren]L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827) (Composer)215515 55531 17
[Jehovah, from the evil man]Beethoven (Composer)312351 17127 55155
[Köstlich ist's, dem Herrn vertrauen]Beethoven (Composer)333246 71531 43233
KYGERLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)211112 34223 51231
LAUS DEO (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)233153 15135 34442
[Let thy Spirit, blessed Savior]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)232112 32112 33455
[Have you heard the whisper of the breeze?]Beethoven (Composer)534545 45456 34452
[Lord, have mercy upon us] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)254365 51711 66544
[Chant] (Goss-Beethoven 33333)Beethoven (Composer)1133333 45555 55567
[Lord of all, to Thee we bow]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)756565 55111 11767
CHILDREN'S PRAYER (Novello)Beethoven (Composer)132123 43234 5434
LUDWIG (Beethoven 33231)Beethoven (Composer)433231 42556 7132
LUDWIG (Beethoven 55555)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)155555 15667 71215
LYMAN (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)655556 51555 56522
MANNHEIM (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Composer)335543 21231
DISMISSAL (Viner)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)717653 61653 32162
MOUNTAIN WAVELudwig von Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)3
MUNICH (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)1054333 45662 23211
MENDON (17151)Beethoven (Composer)117151 71213 16212
[Nun bricht aus allen Zweigen] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)817512 32343 21765
O COME AND MOURNBeethoven (Composer)233323 43233 34322
[Chant] (Beethoven 34651)Beethoven (Composer)334651 45356 15345
[O, touch mine eyes, that I may see]Beethoven (Composer)254334 33222 43254
OCTAVIUSBeethoven (Composer)451531 53211 75432
[¡Oh cuidad de David, Belén dichosa] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)251111 7522
[O hear us, hear us and guide us dear Father]Beethoven (Composer)212716 65672 13423
[Our country's voice is pleading] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)155345 11712 75443
PATHETIQUELudwig van Beethoven (Composer)332543 41255 62345
REFUGE (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)917123 42555 56621
[Return thee now unto thy King]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)217621 76543 25432
SARDIS (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)10717123 54323 33654
SCHAUFFLERBeethoven (Composer)251117 67512 43243
[Seek not the tomb today]Beethoven (Composer)211133 63333 11133
[Softly fades the twilight ray] (Beethoven)L. van Beethoven (Composer)855556 54435 56322
[Source of life beyond my vision]Beethoven (Composer)233432 11767 11233
[The heavens, O God, Thy glory tell] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)1451531 33211 75427
[Thou art gone to the grave, but we will not deplore thee] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)255343 21175 71554
[Trusting, trusting, ever trusting] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)215133 21231 54444
VIGIL (St. Alban's)Beethoven (Composer)153321 21345 36422
GERMANY (Gardiner)Ludwig von Beethoven (Attributed)28251712 56711 17627
WESLEY (Beethoven)L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827) (Composer)333221 23433 25567
WILMANBeethoven (1770-1827) (Composer)233323 43233 36571

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