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Composer: George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (b. Halle, Germany, 1685; d. London, England, 1759) became a musician and composer despite objections from his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer. Handel studied music with Zachau, organist at the Halle Cathedral, and became an accomplished violinist and keyboard performer. He traveled and studied in Italy for some time and then settled permanently in England in 1713. Although he wrote a large number of instrumental works, he is known mainly for his Italian operas, oratorios (including Messiah, 1741), various anthems for church and royal festivities, and organ concertos, which he interpolated into his oratorio performances. He composed only three hymn tunes, one of which (GOPSAL) still appears in some modern hy… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: BRADFORD (Handel)
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Incipit: 51321 65434 35
Key: C Major
Source: "The Messiah" (arr. from)
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Organ Encores: Hymn Transcriptions arranged by George S. Schuller
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1955) pp. 20

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations: Piano

  • Piano Arrangements of Great Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Don Whitman
    Published By: Standard Publishing Company (1951) pp. 22

Organ Solo

  • The Essential Collection for the Church Organist II: 50 Settings for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Jane Holstein; Eleanor W. Whitsett
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2013) pp. 146
  • How Great Our Savior!: Hymns of Atonement for Organ
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1997) pp. 58
  • Organ Music for Lent and Easter
    Composer/Editor Raymond H. Haan
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1986) pp. 10, 13
  • Holy Week Hymns and Classics: Arranged for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1981) pp. 31
  • An Easter Suite
    Composer/Editor Gordon Young
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1978) pp. 6
  • The Easter Organist: Suitable for preludes, offertories and specials
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; Norman Johnson
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1967) pp. 15
  • One Hundred and One Hymns for Every Day: Hymns You'll Love to Sing and Play
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1962) pp. 32


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