The Lord is near

Author: F. Richard Garland

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First Line: The Lord is near, with thanks prepare a welcome
Title: The Lord is near
Author: F. Richard Garland (2015)
Language: English
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Copyright: © 2015 F. Richard Garland



In 1899 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (b. Hameenlina, Tavastehus, Finland, 1865; Jarvenpaa, near Helsingfors, Finland, 1957) wrote a musical score for six historical tableaux in a pageant that celebrated and supported the Finnish press against Russian oppression. In 1900 Sibelius revised the music…

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