ZERAH

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 >

Arranger: Lowell Mason

Dr. Lowell Mason (the degree was conferred by the University of New York) is justly called the father of American church music; and by his labors were founded the germinating principles of national musical intelligence and knowledge, which afforded a soil upon which all higher musical culture has been founded. To him we owe some of our best ideas in religious church music, elementary musical education, music in the schools, the popularization of classical chorus singing, and the art of teaching music upon the Inductive or Pestalozzian plan. More than that, we owe him no small share of the respect which the profession of music enjoys at the present time as contrasted with the contempt in which it was held a century or more ago. In fact, the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ZERAH
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1837)
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 51113 25555 34235
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1037
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1838
Text: The Glorious Gates of Righteousness
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8976
Text: Thank God That Towards Eternity
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9466
Text: The Advent
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10617
Text: Awake, Ye Saints, And Raise Your Eyes
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #179
Text: The Glorious Gate of Righteousness
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #22

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #82

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #101

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1037

Christmas Favorites #17

Himnos de la Iglesia #49

Hymnal #189

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Psalms for All Seasons #118A

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #179

Audio

Small Church Music #5784

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1838

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #8976

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9466

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10617

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #118B

Text

Voices Together #259

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