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10 Famous Writers and Composers in the Hymnbook

by | Aug. 13, 2015

Mormon Life


5. Franz Joseph Haydn

Composer of “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” (no. 46)

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A friend of Mozart and a teacher of Beethoven, Haydn is one of the world's most studied and regarded composers. Though he wrote and performed to private audiences for most of his life, his music is known today throughout the world.

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