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Composer: George Frideric Handel (1732, arr.)
Published in 133 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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 >

Tune Information

Title: THATCHER (Handel)
Composer: George Frideric Handel (1732, arr.)
Incipit: 13215 43251 23
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Six Chorale Preludes on Familiar Church Tunes: Opus 49 for Organ
    Composer/Editors Dudley Buck; Barbara Owen
    Published By: Belwin-Mills Publishing Corporation (1995) pp. 8
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume XX Pilgrimage Conflict and Victory: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1969) pp. 14
  • Hymntune Preludes for the Organ Volume III: Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, Special Services
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1962) pp. 16
  • Six Contemplations: Improvisations on Familiar Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor John Duro
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1954) pp. 12

Voices: Organ and Voice

  • Wedding Blessings
    Composer/Editors Paul G. Bunjes; Bartholomaeus Helder
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1952) pp. 19


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1210
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #857
Text: Come, Holy Spirit, Come (Beddome)
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4155
Text: The Man That Fears the Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1210

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #181


The Cyber Hymnal #857


The Cyber Hymnal #4155

Include 129 pre-1979 instances
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