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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing


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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
   was written by   
Charles Wesley
A leader of the Methodist movement in England and younger brother of John Wesley. it was first published in the book "Hymns and Sacred Poems" in 1739. the tune most frequently associated with it today was based on a chorus by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
   was written by   
Charles Wesley & Wiliam H. Cummings
Written by Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley founder of the Methodist church, in 1739. A sombre man, he requested slow and solemn music for his lyrics and thus “Hark the herald angels sing” was sung to a different tune initially. Over a hundred years later Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) composed a cantata in 1840 to commemorate Johann Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. English musician William H. Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the lyrics of “Hark the herald angels sing” already written by Wesley.






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