GORTON (Beethoven)Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1807)
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|Composer:||Ludwig van Beethoven (1807)|
|Incipit:||55566 55551 12233|
Remember not, O God,
The sins of long ago;
In tender mercy visit us,
Distressed and humbled low.
The tune GORTON derives from the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Opus 57 (1807); however, the arranger and any significance to the tune title are unknown. GORTON was published with this versification of Psalm 79 in the 1912 Psalter. Sing this tune in parts, beginning very quietly and building to a fuller sound on each successive stanza. Try the first stanza in parts but unaccompanied after a chord or two on the organ to get the congregation started. Sing two long lines for each stanza.
A giant in the history of music, Beethoven (b. Bonn, Germany, 1770; d. Vienna, Austria, 1827) progressed from early musical promise to worldwide, lasting fame. By the age of fourteen he was an accomplished viola and organ player, but he became famous primarily because of his compositions, including nine symphonies, eleven overtures, thirty piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, the Mass in C, and the Missa Solemnis. He wrote no music for congregational use, but various arrangers, including Gardiner (PHH 1ll), adapted some of his musical themes as hymn tunes; the most famous of these is ODE TO JOY from the Ninth Symphony. Although it would appear that the great calamity of Beethoven's life was his loss of hearing, which turned to total deafness during the last decade of his life, he composed his greatest works during this period.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 10 of 10)||Tune name||First Line||Composer||Meter||Incipit||Key||Source|
|Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #373||GORTON||Ludwig von Beethoven||184.108.40.206||55566 55551 12233|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #438||GORTON||Give to the winds your fears||Ludwig van Beethoven||220.127.116.11||A Major|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #632||GORTON||Remember not, O God||Ludwig van Beethoven||18.104.22.168||A♭ Major|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #79B||GORTON||Remember not, O God||Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827||22.214.171.124||A♭ Major|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #109A||GORTON||Give to the winds your fears||Ludwig van Beethoven||126.96.36.199||A Major|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #254||GORTON||Remember not, O God||Ludwig von Beethoven||SM||A♭ Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3716||GORTON||Lord of the hearts of men||Beethoven; John E. West, 1863-1929||SM||55566 55551 12233||A♭ Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4469||GORTON||My spirit on Thy care||Beethoven; John E. West, 1863-1929||SM||55566 55551 12233||A♭ Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5765||GORTON||Remember not, O God||Beethoven; John E. West, 1863-1929||SM||55566 55551 12233||A♭ Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #9490||GORTON||While my Redeemer’s near||Beethoven; John E. West, 1863-1929||SM||g minor|