Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Descant - last stanza only)

Author: George Witfield, 1714-1770

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Text Information

First Line: Hail the heav'n born Prince of Peace
Title: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Descant - last stanza only)
Author: George Witfield, 1714-1770
Language: English
Notes: Text altered

Tune

MENDELSSOHN

The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (PHH 279) Festgesang (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. Mendelssohn's tune is similar…

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