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FERTILE PLAINS (Handel)

FERTILE PLAINS (Handel)

Composer: George Frideric Handel
Published in 6 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

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: FERTILE PLAINS (Handel)
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 15321 43215 3214
Key: G Major
Source: Handel's Joshua, 1747
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
Audio

Small Church Music #6205

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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