Music

Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann is considered perhaps the most productive composer of all times. Georg Philipp was born on March 14, 1681 in Maagdenburg, Germany. Music was in his blood from a very young age. His father died early and his mother wanted him to study law in Leipzig. He however, wanted to be a composer. During his travel to Leipzig he met Georg Friedrich Händel and they became friends. He was also a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach, and came to be godfather to his second son. In these days Bach is considered to be the greater composer, but during their lives Telemann was regarded as more important. Telemann died on June 25, 1767 in Hamburg, at the age of 86.

There are more than 3600 works known of him, with about 1000 instrumental works like concerts, symphonies, violin solos, organ music etc., 1750 church cantatas, 23 psalms, 6 oratorios...

 



Georg Philipp Telemann
1681 - 1767



 

Music piece: Laudate Jehovam omnes gentes. The song is based on Psalm 117.

 

Laudate Jehovam omnes gentes,
Laudate Jehovam omnes gentes,
omnes, omnes gentes, omnes, omnes gentes, omnes gentes, omnes,
omnes gentes, omnes gentes, omnes, omnes gentes,

Laudibus efferte omnes, omnes, omnes populi, omnes populi, omnes populi,
Laudibus efferte, omnes, omnes populi, omnes, omnes populi

Qui a valida facta est super nos misericordia eius et veritas
Domini in aeternum, in aeternum, in aeternum;
Qui a valida facta est super nos misericordia eius et veritas
Domini in aeternum.

Halleluja
Halleluja
Halleluja
Halleluja


 

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