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Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Germany Germany
(1809 - 1847)
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Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix: "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" for Small Orchestra

"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" for Small Orchestra
Opus 52
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

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Composer :Felix Mendelssohn BartholdyMendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix (1809 - 1847)
Instrumentation :

Winds & String Orchestra

Style :

Christmas - Carols

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Publisher :
Felix Mendelssohn BartholdyMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems, having been written by Charles Wesley. A somber man, Wesley had requested and received slow and solemn music for his lyrics, not the joyful tune expected today. Moreover, Wesley's original opening couplet is "Hark! how all the welkin rings / Glory to the King of Kings".

The popular version is the result of alterations by various hands, notably by Wesley's co-worker George Whitefield who changed the opening couplet to the familiar one, and by Felix Mendelssohn. A hundred years after the publication of Hymns and Sacred Poems, in 1840, Mendelssohn composed a cantata to commemorate Johann Gutenberg's invention of the printing press, and it is music from this cantata, adapted by the English musician William H. Cummings to fit the lyrics of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, that propels the carol known today.

In 1855, English musician William H. Cummings adapted Felix Mendelssohn's secular music from Festgesang to fit the lyrics of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" written by Charles Wesley. Wesley envisioned the song being sung to the same tune as his song "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today", and in some hymnals that tune is included for "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" along with the more popular Mendelssohn-Cummings tune.

At the request of a follower, I created this arrangement of my earlier arrangement ( for a Modern Small (school) Orchestra (Bb Trumpets, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Trombones, F Tuba, 2 Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses).
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