Haydn, Joseph
Six Psalms Hob XXIII:Anhang
to Poetical Versions with a new German Text
Edition no.
BA06232
ISMN
9790006477289
Editor
Zimmer, Ulrich
Instrumentation of the work
Choir
Language(s) of work
English, German
Language(s) of text
German, English
Product format
Choral score, Anthology
Instrumentation
Mixed choir (SAB)
Binding
Stapled
Pages / Format
23 S. - 27,0 x 19,0 cm
During his second visit to England in 1794, Joseph Haydn made the acquaintance of the Rector of Westbourne, the Reverend William Dechair Tattersall. He tried to interest Haydn in his plan to improve congregational singing, more particularly the singing of psalms, in the Anglican Church. Haydn's fame in England had been well founded durng his first visit in 1791/1792 and now, at the height of his celebrity, he was warmly welcomed on all sides. The Reverend Tattersall was more than delighted, therefore, when Haydn consented to help him, and he expressed his thanks with the gift of a silver bowl.

In these six English Psalms Haydn's feeling for accessible and easily remembered melody, partwriting which is satisfying to sing, interesting harmony, well balanced form and a reasonable setting of the text is fully in evidence.
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