ATHENS

Composer: Felice Giardini

Felice Giardini, born in Italy. When young, he studied singing, harpsichord, and violin. He became a composer and violin virtuoso. By age 12 he was playing in theatre orchestras. His most instructive lesson: While playing a solo passage during an opera, he decided to show off his skills by improvising several bravura variations that the composer, Jommelli, had not written . Although the audience applauded loudly, Jomelli, who happened to be there, went up and slapped Giardini in the face. He learned a lesson from that. He toured Europe as a violinist, considered one of the greatest musical artists of his time. He served as orchestra leader and director of the Italian Opera in London, giving concerts. He tried to run a theatre in Naples… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ATHENS
Composer: Felice Giardini (1760)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 15432 12156 15441
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor Timothy Blinko
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 12

Instances

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Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #773

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