ATHENS

Composer: Guardini

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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)
Composer: Guardini
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 15432 12156 15441
Key: B♭ Major/E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

My Church! My Church!

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, good will to men,
from heaven's all-gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay,
to hear the angels sing.

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Timeline

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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ترانيم الإيمان #385

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نظم المرامير #410

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