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GOPSAL

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: GOPSAL
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Meter: 6.6.6.6 with refrain
Incipit: 56534 51432 21155
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Rejoice, the Lord is King!

Rejoice, the Lord is King:
Your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

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Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keyes: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 102
  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keys: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 102
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 63
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers
    Composer/Editor Christopher Tambling
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 83
  • Organ and Piano Accompaniments for Hymn Singing
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 37
  • Restrained Last Verses: Varied Accompaniments for Popular Hymns
    Composer/Editor Robert Jones
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2003) pp. 50
  • 25 Hymn Tunes for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2002) pp. 16
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 60
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 59
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 63
  • Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1994) pp. 36
  • 113 Variations on Hymn Tunes for Organ
    Composer/Editor George Thalben-Ball
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 32
  • The Faber Books of Descants: Harmony Edition
    Composer/Editor Leslie Russell
    Published By: Faber Music Limited (1969) pp. 11

Organ Solo

  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 4 Easter and Ascension: 29 Original Pieces on Hymns for Easter and Ascension
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell; Mathew H. Corl
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2015) pp. 26
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 37 Number 6 September 2015 General, All Saints, Reformation, Thanksgiving: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; John G. Barr
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2015) pp. 3
  • The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music: Including Music for Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost
    Composer/Editors Robert Gower; David Willcocks
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2013) pp. 102
  • 100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Andrew Gant
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 108
  • Ceremonial Music for Organ: Fanfares and Trumpet Tunes
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1970) pp. 2
  • 113 Variations on Hymn Tunes for Organ
    Composer/Editor George Thalben-Ball
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 32

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #44

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Ancient and Modern #769

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #638

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1113

Common Praise (1998) #236

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Common Praise #563

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #580

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Complete Mission Praise #575

Hymns and Psalms #243

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #180

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Rejoice in the Lord #597

Singing the Faith #335

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Small Church Music #551

The Book of Praise #354

The Hymnal 1982 #481

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #454b

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The New English Hymnal #443

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The United Methodist Hymnal #716

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The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #147

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Together in Song #216

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #364

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