Devotion and Integrity
Matthias Keller was born in the year 1956 in Bremen. He is a German songwriter, music critic, organist, conductor, and radio producer. For a long time he has been a juror for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. He has been commissioned to write or organize works for the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Capella Istropolitana, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, and the Polish Chamber Philharmonic among others. He remarkably composed the music for the closing ceremonies of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which was executed simultaneously by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra with conductors, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, and Mariss Jansons, and the soloists Diana Damrau, Plácido Domingo, and Lang Lang.
Matthias Keller got his musical teaching at the Osnabrück Conservatory and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München where his chief areas of wants were the organ, music schooling, and church music. In the year 1974 he released his first solo album as an organist. He has also made various recordings with the flutist Ulrich Herkenhoff on the Thorofon, Koch/Universal, and Oehms Classics documents. He has worked laboriously as a church organist or choirmaster during his career.
As a composer, Matthias Keller has written musical criticism for Fono Forum, Klassik Heute, Opernwelt, "DU", and Sueddeutsche Zeitung among other publications. Since the year 2004 he has served as the editor or producer of Bayern 4 Klassik. He is the author of the music encyclopedia Komponisten der Gegenwart and various books related to film score composition and film score composers or songwriters. He has worked enormously as a writer and producer for various radio stations in Germany, including the Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Hessischer Rundfunk.
Horatius Bonar /həˈreɪʃəs ˈbɒnˌɑːr, ˈbɒnər/ was born on 19 December 1808 and passed away on 31 July 1889. He is a modern and associate of Robert Murray M'cheyne was a Scottish churchman and poet. He is mostly remembered as a wonderful hymnodist. His friends knew him as Horace Bonar.
Horatius Bonar was the son of James Bonar, who was born in the year 1758 and passed away in the year 1821. James Bonar was a Solicitor of Excise for Scotland, and his wife Marjory Pyott Maitland. The family resided in the Broughton district of Edinburgh. He was schooled in Edinburgh.
He came from a long line of ministers who served a total of 364 (three hundred sixty four) years in the Church of Scotland. One of eleven (11) children, his brothers John James and Andrew Alexander were also ministers of the Free Church of Scotland. He got married to Jane Catherine Lundie in the year 1843 and five of their young children passed away in succession. Towards the end of their existence, one of their remaining alive daughters was left a widow with five (5) small children and she came back to reside with her parents.
In the year 1853, Bonar got an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen.
He passed away at this home, 10 Palmerston Road in the Grange, on 31 July 1889. They are buried together in the Canongate Kirkyard in the lair of Alexander Bonar (and his parents), close by the bottom of the eastern extension.
In the year 1843 he got married to Jane Catherine Lundie. She passed away in the year 1876.
Their children included Rev Horatius Ninian Bonar.
He was a brother to Reverend John James Bonar of Greenock, who was born in 1803 and passed away in 1891.
He began to be involved in the Ministry of the Church of Scotland. At first he was put in charge of vocation work at St. John's parish in Leith and stayed at Kelso. He united with the Free Church at the time of the Disruption of 1843, and in the year 1867 was transferred to Edinburgh to take over the Chalmers Memorial Church. In the year 1883, he was appointed as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland.
He was a generous and highly famous author. He also worked as the editor for "The Quarterly Journal of Prophecy" from 1848 to 1873 and for the "Christian Treasury" from the year 1859 to 1879. Additionally to many books and tracts was a prolific hymnodist; many of his songs of praises, e.g., "I heard the voice of Jesus say" and "Blessing and Honor and Greatness and Capacity," began to be known all over the English-speaking world. A selection of these was published as Songs of Praises of Faith and Hope (3 series). His final volume of poems was My Old Letters. Bonar was also author of several lives of ministers, he had known, including "The Existence of the Reverend John Milne of Perth" in the year 1869, and in the year 1884 the "The Existence and the Works of the Reverend Dodds", who got married to Bonar's daughter and who passed away in the year 1882 while working as a missionary in France.
Bonar, H., pp. 161, i.; 1554, i. The Rev. H. N. Bonar, Dr. Bonar's son, produced in 1904, Songs of Praises by Horatius Bonar, Chosen and Organized by his Son H. N. Bonar, With a brief History of any of the Songs of Praises, & c. (London: H. Frowde). From this work we must edit the date of his Song of the New Creation to the year 1872. We have also enhanced our pages with additional and expanded notes on some of Dr. Bonar's most widely used songs of praises. In his life notes, Mr. Bonar introduces to Dr. Bonar's work as editor of the Quarterly Journal of Prophecy, begun in the year 1848, to which he contributed a song of praise for each number. We find that the amount of songs of praises contributed thereto is 101.
With Dr. Bonar's poetical productions great difficulty has been experienced by the historian and annotator because of his thorough indifference to dates and details. It was sufficient for him that he had written, and that the Church of Christ approved and happily used what, out of the fullness of his heart, he had given her.