Hail the Conquering Hero

Here’s my son making his first solo French horn performance, accompanied by me on the piano. The piece is “Hail the Conquering Hero” from Judas Maccabaeus by Georg Friedrich Händel, in the arrangement by Arthur Frackenpohl. The melody is probably more familiar to some as the tune from the hymn “Thine Be The Glory” (among English speakers; in Germany the melody is associated with a Christmas song).

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  • Anonymous

    The look on his face when he finished was priceless!

  • http://woodlandchapel.wordpress.com/ Jason

    Congratulations to you son on his hard work and dedication! I love the french horn, and I love Handel! The best of wishes for him as he continues his journey!

  • Nydkiwanis

    That was great Grandpa really liked it. Congratulations from both of us. Can’t wait to see you in person and hear you play more. Loved the hymn. I know it well.