ERMUNTRE DICH

Composer: Johann Schop

Born: Cir­ca 1590, Low­er Sax­o­ny. Died: 1664, Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Johann Schop (1641)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.7
Incipit: 11234 55453 43232
Key: E♭ Major

Notes

Johann Schop (PHH 122) composed ERMUNTRE DICH in triple meter for the Rist text with which it was published in Himmlische Lieder (1641). Johann Crüger (PHH 42) adapted the tune for his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1648). The isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) setting in the Psalter Hymnal is the Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) arrangement from his Christmas Oratorio (1734).

ERMUNTRE DICH is a bar form (AAB) tune consisting of four long, majestic, and stately lines. Often congregations will sing this hymn in unison, but Bach's rich harmonization could be an interesting challenge for choir. When the hymn is sung in harmony, the tempo should be slower. Use lots of bright mixtures on the organ. The harmonization is one of the more difficult ones in the Psalter Hymnal but is well worth the effort.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

Instances (1 - 32 of 32)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #49
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #114TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #210TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #583Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #44
Christmas Favorites #42
Common Praise (1998) #147TextAudioPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #118
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #130Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #91
Hymnal Supplement 98 #811
Hymnal: A Worship Book #203
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #99
Hymns to the Living God #117Text
Lutheran Service Book #378
Moravian Book of Worship #287TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #26TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #343Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudio
Rejoice Hymns #213
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #128
Small Church Music #1832Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #264
The Christian Life Hymnal #88
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #182
The Cyber Hymnal #649TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #129
The New Century Hymnal #140TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #223TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #158TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #83TextAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #202TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship Supplement 2000 #714TextPage Scan
Include 16 pre-1979 instances



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