Article "God, That Madest Earth and Heaven" by Horatio William Parker

Image: [God in the heavens]. Noël Le Mire, 1724-1801
[God in the heavens]. Noël Le Mire, 1724-1801, engraver after a drawing by Charles Eisen, 1720-1778. Etching. Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LC call number: PA6523.M2 B3 1767 Rosenwald Collection

Parker's God, That Madest Earth and Heaven, for mixed chorus and keyboard accompaniment, is a setting of the popular hymn text most commonly sung to the Welsh tune, Ar Hyd Y Nos. Parker sets stanzas one and three written by Reginald Heber (1827) and Richard Whately (1838), omitting the second stanza added by William Mercer in 1864.

Parker's strophic setting is largely homophonic, reminiscent of a harmonized chorale melody. The part-writing, however, is occasionally imitative and always interesting, showing his excellent training and superior craftsmanship.

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"God, That Madest Earth and Heaven" by Horatio William Parker
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-  Parker, Horatio W. -- 1863-1919 -- -- composer
-  Choral music
-  Work and Industry
-  Songs and Music
-  Parlor and Concert Stage
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Article. Parker's strophic setting is largely homophonic, reminiscent of a harmonized chorale melody. The part-writing, however, is occasionally imitative and always interesting, showing his excellent training and superior craftsmanship.
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