George A. Macfarren

George A. Macfarren
Short Name: George A. Macfarren
Full Name: Macfarren, G. A. (George Alexander), Sir, 1813-1887
Birth Year: 1813
Death Year: 1887

George Alexander Macfarren, Mus. Doc.; b. London, 1813; d. London, 1887

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908


Born: March 2, 1813, Westminster, England.
Died: October 31, 1887, St. Marylebone, England.
Buried: Hampstead Cemetery, London, England.

Brother of Walter Macfarren, George was a principal of the Royal Academy of Music; professor at Cambridge University; conductor at Covent Garden, London; program note writer for the Philharmonic Society; and editor of Handel and Purcell. He wrote 18 operas, 13 oratorios and cantatas, 9 symphonies, and 162 songs. He went blind in 1860, and was knighted in 1883.

Frost, p. 681
Lightwood, p. 189
Nutter, p. 460


Wikipedia Biography

Sir George Alexander Macfarren (2 March 1813 – 31 October 1887) was an English composer and musicologist.

Tunes by George A. Macfarren (27)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[All things come of Thee, O Lord]George A. MacFarren, 1813-1887 (Composer)2
Chant (Macfarren 56713)George A. MacFarren, 1813-1887 (Composer)4
BRIDEGROOM (Macfarren)George A. Macfarren (Composer)555566 1
[Chant] (Macfarren 56512)Macfarren (Composer)1056512 31171
[Chant] (Macfarren 56137)Macfarren (Composer)1056137 13455 5
[Christ, our passover] (Macfarren)George A. Macfarren, 1813-1887 (Composer)1
Chant (Macfarren 12346)George A. MacFarren, 1813-1887 (Composer)1712346 71171
CORBETGeorge Alexander Macfarren, 1813-1887 (Composer)311231 55671 61675
DEDICATION (Macfarren)G. A. Macfarren, 1813-1887 (Composer)1153456 66765 43462
[Drop down, ye heavens from above]MacFarren (Composer)2
SHEPHERD (Macfarren)G. A. Macfarren (Composer)753156 53567 176
EVENING HYMN (Macfarren)G. A. Macfarren (Composer)334531 76552 23453
FAITHFULNESS (Macfarren)George Alexander Macfarren, 1813-1887 (Composer)655567 12513 22234
[Chant] (Macfarren 56154)Dr. G. A. Macfarren (Composer)256154 65321
LUFFENHAMGeorge F. Macfarren (Composer)555567 12513 32234
LUX PRIMA (Macfarren)Sir G. A. MacFarren (Composer)733333 22445 2433
CRIPPLEGATE George Alexander Macfarren (Composer)412367 12334 35421
[O Lord of earth and Lord of heaven]G. A. Macfarren (Composer)255311 43223 17662
[O sing unto the Lord a new song] (Macfarren)George A Macfarren, 1813-1887 (Composer)1
[O taste and see how gracious is the Lord]MacFarren (Composer)2
[One thing have I desired of the Lord]MacFarren (Composer)2
ST. ANDREW (Macfarren)G. A. Macfarren (Composer)151171 44336 53127
[Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you] (Macferren)George A. Macfarren (Composer)2
[They that put their trust in the Lord]MacFarren (Composer)2
[This is the day which the Lord hath made] (MacFarren)MacFarren (Composer)2
THY LIFE WAS GIVENGeorge A. Macfarren (Composer)514231 66534 22111
WYCKOFFG. A. Macfarren (Composer)1017653 12343 25321

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