Composer: George Frederick 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 >

Arranger: Tom Fettke

Thomas E. Fettke (b. Bronx, New York City, 1941) Educated at Oakland City College and California State University, in Hayward, CA, Fettke has taught in several public and Christian high schools and served as minister of music in various churches, all in California. He has published over eight hundred composiĀ­tions and arrangements (some under the pseudonyms Robert F. Douglas and David J. Allen) and produced a number of recordings. Fettke was the senior editor of The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration (1986). Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: George Frederick Handel
Arranger: Tom Fettke
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arr. Copyright 1986 WORD MUSIC ( a div. of WORD, INC.). All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Faber Books of Descants: Harmony Edition
    Composer/Editor Leslie Russell
    Published By: Faber Music Limited (1969) pp. 29

Organ Solo

  • Big Brown Book of Organ Solos
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Ken Barker; Keith Christopher
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2002) pp. 92
  • Joyful, Joyful: Preludes and Postludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Christina Harmon
    Published By: Vivace Press (1995) pp. 8
  • For Unto Us: Joyful Organ Music for Christmastide
    Composer/Editor Keith Christopher
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1992) pp. 35

Piano Solo

  • Unto Us . . . A Child: Christmas Favorites for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Heather Sorenson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2005) pp. 4
  • Big Ivory Book of Jazz Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2003) pp. 78
  • Songs of Bethlehem: Solo Piano for Christmas
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1996) pp. 16
  • Well-Tempered Praise III: Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: GlorySound (1988) pp. 24

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Dynamic Piano & Organ Duets
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Laurel Press (1986) pp. 45

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet Two Pianos

  • Piano Praise on a Grand Scale: For 2 Pianos and 4 Hands
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1992) pp. 47


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