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Where can I find a thematic index to the works of Beethoven? There is a hymn tune which is supposed to be from one of his works in many hymn books but I do not recognize it and would like to find out if it is from his output or not.

  • There are quite of few thematic catalogues of Beethoven's works available online (e.g. here: henle.com/us/detail/index.html?Title=Ludwig+van+Beethoven_2207), but if you don't know which Beethoven work you're looking for, you could end up searching for a long time. Have you tried putting the melody into musipedia.org ? Could you post the melody as part of your question? This would really help, as somebody might recognise it... – Bob Broadley Jul 2 '15 at 19:01
  • You must be talking about his "Ode to Joy" from his Symphony No. 9. Or something else? – user546 Jul 6 '15 at 22:19
  • Wikipedia is generally pretty good at providing lists like this, assuming all you want is a list. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – Lin Jul 10 '15 at 17:12
  • On the other hand, what are the titles of some of the hymns which use this melody from Beethoven ? As @user546 says, melody is likely to be "Ode to Joy", but some searching reveals that other melodies from Beethoven have also been adapted as hymn tunes. – Angst Apr 10 '16 at 13:27

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