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Carl Abela

1803 - 1841 Person Name: C. Abela Composer of "[Frühling, der die Welt verklärt]" in Glockenklänge Carl Gottlob Abela (Karl), born at Borna, Saxony, April 29, 1803, died at Halle, April 22, 1841. Vocal composer, pupil in Dresden of A. G. Fischer; went to Halle in 1825, and shortly after was made cantor at St. Mary's Church, He did much toward the promotion of vocal music in the public schools. Works: Collection of songs for two, three and four voices (Sammlung zwei,=drei und vierstimmiger lieder zum gebrauche beim gesangangterrichte in schulenLeipzig: Hartknoch, 4th ed. 1841) 160 songs, followed by canons for several voices (Breitkopf & Härtel); 120 quartets for male voices; Der Sängerbad, quartest for do (Halle, Knapp) Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians by John Denison Camplin, Jr. and William Foster Apthorp (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1888)

Peter Abelard

1079 - 1142 Person Name: Peter Abelard, 1079-1142 Author (attributed to) of "O what the joy and the glory must be" in The Hymnal Abelard, Peter, born at Pailais, in Brittany, 1079. Designed for the military profession, he followed those of philosophy and theology. His life was one of strange chances and changes, brought about mainly through his love for Heloise, the niece of one Fulbert, a Canon of the Cathedral of Paris, and by his rationalistic views. Although a priest, he married Heloise privately. He was condemned for heresy by the Council of Soissons, 1121, and again by that of Sens, 1140; died at St. Marcel, near Chalons-sur-Saône, April 21, 1142. For a long time, although his poetry had been referred to both by himself and by Heloise, little of any moment was known except the Advent hymn, Mittit ad Virginem, (q.v.). In 1838 Greith published in his Spicihgium Vaticanum, pp. 123-131, six poems which had been discovered in the Vatican. Later on, ninety-seven hymns were found in the Royal Library at Brussels, and pub. in the complete edition of Abelard's works, by Cousin, Petri Abelardi Opp., Paris, 1849. In that work is one of his best-known hymns, Tuba Domini, Paule, maxima (q.v.). Trench in his Sacra Latina Poetry, 1864, gives his Ornarunt terram germina (one of a series of poems on the successive days' work of the Creation), from Du Meril's Poesies Popul. Lat. du Moyen Age, 1847, p. 444. -John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Howard Abell

Editor of "" in The Milton Hymnal

Joseph Abell

1939 - 2001 Person Name: Joseph Abell, 1939-2001 Arranger of "[Tú has venido a la orilla]" in Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.)

Paul Abels

Author (English) of "Shalom" in Praise Ways

J. S. Aben

Author of "My Surrender"

Lars Åberg

Composer of "[Helig, helig, helig, Herre Gud, Sebaot]" in Global Praise 1 (Rev. ed.)

Dee Abernathy

Author of "Have faith in the One who can save"

Frances Abernathy

Person Name: F. A. Abernathy Author of "Peace I Leave With You"

Lee Roy Abernathy

1913 - 1993 Author of "I've Got News"

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