BETHLEHEM (Fink)

Composer: Gottfried W. Fink

Gottfried Wilhelm Fink (March 8, 1783 - August 27, 1846) was a German composer, music theorist, poet, and a Protestant clergyman. From 1804 until 1808 Fink studied theology at the University of Leipzig where he joined the Corps Lusatia. There he made his first attempts at composition and poetry. Most of his song compositions are attributed to this period. From 1811 he held the office of vicar in Leipzig for some years, where he also founded an educational institution which he led until 1829. Since the beginning of the 19th century he worked for the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitschrift ("General musical magazine"). In 1827 he became the magazine's editor-in-chief, a position he held for 15 years. From 1838 Fink worked as a lecturer at t… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Gottfried W. Fink (1842)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 51176 56556 21715
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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Thy Word is like a garden, Lord

While shepherds watched their flocks

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground,
an angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around.

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