Composer: Franz Abt
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Franz Abt

Franz Abt, born Dec. 21, 1819 at Eilenburg in the Prussian provinces of Saxony. His father was a musician and clergyman of the Lutheran Church. Franz studied music at Leipsic, and became known as a song-writer in 1838. In September, 1841, he married, and was leader of the orchesta at the Zuric theatre; became a teacher in 1842, but was litle known until his song "When the Swallows Homeward fly" carried his name to all parts of the civilized world. In 1865 was concert-master at Brunswick, and conducted the great festival at Dresden. He came to the United States in 1872, and was present at teh Peace Jubilee, Boston, where he directed the performance of some of his own music, arriving in New York May w, wher a testimonial concert was given for… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Franz Abt
Incipit: 35111 35111 51321
Key: B♭ Major


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #214Page Scan
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #587TextPage Scan
Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #178AudioPage Scan
Gospel Melodies: A Collection of Choice Gospel Songs and Hymsn #99Page Scan
Ideal Sunday School Hymns #214Page Scan
Old and New Welsh and English Hymns #4
The New Canadian Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for Sunday schools, young people's societies, prayer & praise meetings, family circles #103Page Scan
The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #278AudioPage Scan
Triumphant Songs No.4 #95TextPage Scan
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