Thanks Be to Thee (Dank sei dir Herr)
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|File:||ochstb.nwc (May 2015) 5 kB|
|Full name of work:||Thanks Be to Thee (Dank sei dir Herr)|
|Composer:||Ochs, Siegfried (1858-1929), German|
|Arranger:||Lonneke, Michael b. 1943 American|
|Lyricist:||Ochs, Siegfried (same as Composer|
|Translator:||unknown Originally in German as Dank sei dir Herr|
|First line:||Thanks be to Thee be ever Thine|
|Music category:||Sacred Anthem|
|Instruments:||2 fl. + oboe + 2 tpts. + 2 tbns. + organ + tympani + cello + bass + SATB chorus|
|Name of file creator:||Michael Lonneke|
|e-mail address:||mlonneke "at" wildbllue "dot" net|
|Comments:||For years this was passed off as being by Handel. It is, in|
fact, one of the most convincing Handel forgeries ever created. One source
Egypt. Ochs first studied chemistry and medicine before turning to music.
Highly trained and active he was a co-founder of the Neue-Bach-Gesellschaft.
Had considerable composing talent and had prodigious gifts for mimicking
other composers. This is a very fine piece and is regularly performed by
artists of the highest caliber without any qualms about its provenance. A
few snotty music critics still pick at the piece, but such predictable
maintain that it is, in actual fact, by Handel.)