Music

Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn, commonly known as Joseph (he didn’t used Franz), was born on March 31, 1732 in Rohrau. His parents wanted him to become priest but he preferred the profession of composer. In the beginning life was not easy for him. Living in an attic, he had to live from several temporary jobs. This all changed after 4 years. He got then a steady job as Kapellmeister (master of the chapel) in the court of Earl von Morzin. In 1761, when the chapel was closed, he came into the service of sovereign Paul I Anton Esterházy. He remained in his service till 1790. Haydn has composed a lot of music, amongst them 24 operas, piano recitals and songs. He went to London in 1790 where he wrote the last 12 symphonies. In total he wrote not less than 106. These last 12 symphonies are also the most known. He returned to Vienna in 1795 to stay. He wrote a lot of religious music there, including many masses and two oratorios, ‘Die Schöpfung’ and ‘Die Jahreszeiten’. Joseph Haydn died on May 31, 1809 in Vienna.



Joseph Haydn
1732-1809

 

 

Music piece: Oratorio 'Die Schöpfung' (The Creation)

 

Praise the Lord, ye voices all (Creation)

Praise the Lord, ye voices all, magnify his name through all creation.
Celebrate his pow'r and glory, let his name resound on high.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure. Amen.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure. Amen, amen.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure, Amen, amen.
Jehovah's praise, Jehovah’s praise for ever shall endure. Amen.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure. Amen. Amen.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure, for ever shall endure.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure. Amen.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure. Amen, amen, amen, amen.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure. Amen. Amen, amen, amen.
Let his name Amen, sound on high. Amen, amen.
Jehovah's praise, Jehovah's praise.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure.
Let his name sound on high.
Jehovah's praise for ever shall endure.
Amen, amen.

 

 

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