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Thread #33399   Message #3851475
Posted By: David Carter (UK)
20-Apr-17 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Eastertide and Music
Subject: RE: Eastertide and Music
Of course the origin of that piece of music, to which Thine be the Glory is set, is that Handel wrote it to celebrate the return of the Duke of Cumberland from the battle of Culloden, where he had been engaged in slaughtering the Scots under Charles Edward Stuart.

Here is a suitably militaristic setting.

Budry wrote the hymn in French about 140 years later.

Despite all this it is one of my favourite hymns too.