CREATION (Haydn)

Composer: Joseph Haydn

Francis Joseph Haydn; b. 1732, Rohrau, Austria; d. 1809, Vienna Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Joseph Haydn (1797)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Incipit: 5U112 23(1) D6(2) 1(D7)
Key: A♭ Major
Source: The Creation
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his musical career as a choirboy in St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, spent some years in that city making a precarious living as a music teacher and composer, and then served as music director for the Esterhazy family from 1761 to 1790. Haydn became a most productive and widely respected composer of symphonies, chamber music, and piano sonatas. In his retirement years he took two extended tours to England, which resulted in his "London" symphonies and (because of G. F. Handel's influence) in oratorios. Haydn's church music includes six great Masses and a few original hymn tunes. Hymnal editors have also arranged hymn tunes from various themes in Haydn's music.

William Gardiner (PHH 111) altered CREATION to long-meter double in 1812; it was published in its present form in 1848 in Mason and Webb's The National Psalmist. CREATION is essentially a bar form (AABB') with a harmony well-suited to part singing; take it on a half-note pulse.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #562
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1397
Text: Exalt the Lord, His Praise Proclaim
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1433
Text: Far as Creation's Bounds Extend
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4853
Text: O God, I Cried, No Dark Disguise
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5291
Text: Oh Realm of Light
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6268
Text: The Spacious Firmament on High
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6410
Text: Sweet Easter Bells
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8011
Text: O God, Today We May Forget
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #8022
Text: Stupendous Grace
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10500
Text: Lord In The Unbeginning Years
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11161
Text: Welcome The Bright Millennial Day
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #181
Text: Exalt the LORD, His Praise Proclaim
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 33 of 33)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #63
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #562ScoreAudio
Common Praise (1998) #426Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #170TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #409TextFlexScorePage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #262
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #719TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #627a
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #19BTextAudioPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #135ATextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #181Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #96
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #11Text
Sing! A New Creation #88TextAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #1421Audio
Small Church Music #3518TextAudio
The Christian Life Hymnal #240
The Cyber Hymnal #1397TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1433TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4853TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5291TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6268TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6410TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8011TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8022TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10500TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11161TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #62Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #12TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #117Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #265TextPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #20TextAudio
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #38
Include 93 pre-1979 instances



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