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O du fröhliche Oh how joyful.

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Uploaded by: Erzahler (02/27/23)
Composer: Bell, Anton
Sample Producer: OrganArt Media
Sample Set: 1904 Wilhelm Sauer, Dortmund, Germany
Software: Hauptwerk VII
Genre: Romantic
Bell, Anton (1815-1904)
Born on June 4, 1815 in Appenweier near Offenburg.
First music lessons from his father, the teacher J.B. Bell.
1830 school teacher seminar in Rastatt. Music lessons with CA Weber.
1835 Employed as sub-teacher at the seminary in Rastatt.
1836 teacher at the seminary in Ettlingen.
Private studies in music with Dr. S. Gassner and Domkapellmeister Ludwig Lumpp in Freiburg.
1839 seminar music teacher in Ettlingen.
1859 Publication of a hymnal.
1882 honorary citizen of Ettlingen.
1904 Died May 17 in Offenburg.

Compositions for organ;
1: 48 Morceaux faciles pour Orgue,

op.3: 50 Orgelstücke, Offenbach

op.4: 52 Morceaux, Präludien, Interludien und Postludien für Orgel

Contribution in: Kern/Hartmann Orgelalbum I
Fugato c-moll - Nachspiel D-Dur - mit vollem Werk e-moll - mit sanften Stimmen fis-moll - mit einigen sanften Stimmen G-Dur - Andante As-Dur - Fughetta B-Dur - mit voller Orgel B-Dur
Contribution in: "100 neue Orgelstücke" von J.P. Schumacher
Nr. 29: Adagio G-Dur

Contribution in: Album für die Orgel zu J.G.Töpfers goldender Amtsjubelfeier 1867, 
Präludium in e-moll
Contribution in: Theoretisch-Praktische Orgelschule Teil 1 und Teil 2 
Nr. 3: Adagio B-Dur
Contribution in: Postludien-Buch 100 Tonstücke aller Art für die Orgel, 
Nr. 61: "O du fröhliche" Nachspiel für Weihnachten

The tune;
O du fröhliche" ("Oh, how joyful", literally: "Oh, you joyful ... [Christmastime]") is a German Christmas carol. The author of the original text was the prominent Weimar "orphan father" Johannes Daniel Falk (1768–1826), who set his lyric to the anonymous hymn-tune "O Sanctissima" (O most holy). Shortly after Falk's death, his former assistant Heinrich Holzschuher [de] (1798–1847) from Wunsiedel completed the set of three verses that are sung today.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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