Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Cummings, William Hayman)

Authorship Note
Although the music was composed by Mendelssohn, his music was posthumously adapted by Cummings to an unrelated
sacred text by Charles Wesley (poet) (1707-1788) for this carol (see end of page)


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General Information

Work Title Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Composer Cummings, William Hayman
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1855
First Publication. 1855-12-24 by J. J. Ewer & Co., London
Librettist Charles Wesley (poet) (1707-1788)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation SATB, organ
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information In 1855 Cummings adapted part of the "Vaterland, in deinen Gauen" section from the Festgesang zum Gutenbergfest, WoO 9, by Felix Mendelssohn (1840), making changes to the rhythm and harmonisation of the original to fit the lyrics of Charles Wesley's "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (1754). Wesley intended his words to be sung to the same tune as his hymn "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" and in some hymnals that tune is included for "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" along with the more popular Mendelssohn-Cummings tune (see Wikipedia article).