Their bodies are buried in peace (George Frideric Handel)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-19)  CPDL #47558:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-19).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 240 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From "Israel in Egypt".
  • (Posted 2011-01-17)  CPDL #23015:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-01-17).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the Church Anthem Book of the Church of Scotland,1933.

General Information

Title: Their bodies are buried in peace
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Source of text: Ecclesiasticus 44:15

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 86

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name liveth evermore.

German.png German translation

Den Leibern ward ewige Ruh, doch ihr Name lebt immerdar.