ES IST EIN ROS (5556553)

Tune Information

Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.6
Incipit: 55565 53432 17155
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Alte Catholische Geisliche Kirchengasäng, Cologne, 1599
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse's lineage coming
As men of old have sung.
It came, a flower bright,
Amid the cold of winter
When half-gone was the night.

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A Great and Mighty Wonder

Notes

First published with the text in the Cologne Gesangbuch of 1599 (see above), ES IST EIN ROS is a rounded bar form tune (AABA). The tune has characteristics of a Renaissance madrigal; it invites performance by an unaccompanied choir so that all the fine part writing and subtle rhythms can be clearly heard. ES IST EIN ROS is also a fine congregational tune or a children's choir anthem. Sing in unison with delicate accompaniment. Be sure to articulate carefully on the organ or piano those repeated melody tones.

The revised text and new harmonization by Michael Praetorius (b. Kreutzburg, Thuringia, Germany, 1571; d. Wolfenbiittel, near Brunswick, Germany, 1621) turned "Lo, How a Rose" into a beautiful and popular hymn. Born into a staunchly Lutheran family, Praetorius was educated at the University of Frankfort-an-der-Oder. In 1595 he began a long association with Duke Heinrich Julius of Brunswick, when he was appoint¬ed court organist and later music director and secretary. The duke resided in Wolfenbüttel, and Praetorius spent much of his time at the court there, eventually establishing his own residence in Wolfenbüttel as well. When the duke died, Praetorius officially retained his position, but he spent long periods of time engaged in various musical appointments in Dresden, Magdeburg, and Halle. Praetorius produced a prodigious amount of music and music theory. His church music consists of over one thousand titles, including the sixteen-volume Musae Sionae (1605-1612), which contains Lutheran hymns in settings ranging from two voices to multiple choirs. His Syntagma Musicum (1614-1619) is a veritable encyclopedia of music and includes valuable information about the musical instruments of his time.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #78
Text: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #177
Text: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #584
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2019
Text: A Great and Mighty Wonder
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3891
Text: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #351
Text: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #190
Text: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #235
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #38
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #58Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #78TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #177TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #105TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #126TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #160TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #584ScoreAudio
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #656
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #36TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #47Text
Christmas Favorites #45
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #474Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #582
Common Praise (1998) #117TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #41Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #4TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #113TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #121TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #272TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #451Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #368TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #373Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #129Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #81TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #211
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #90
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #133
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #49
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #255
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #2
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #263
Les Chants du Pèlerin #151
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #79Audio
Lutheran Service Book #359TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #383TextFlexScorePage Scan
Lutheran Worship #51TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #67
Moravian Book of Worship #302
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #48TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #96F
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #351Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #204TextPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #205
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #131
Sing Joyfully #196TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #698Audio
Small Church Music #1080Audio
Small Church Music #2304Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #255TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #84
The Christian Life Hymnal #85
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #148
The Cyber Hymnal #2019TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3891TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #160TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #127TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #600
The New English Hymnal #21TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #216Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #56Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #57
The Worshiping Church #163TextFlexScorePage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #294
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #221TextFlexScorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #54Text InfoTextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #8TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #374TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #438FlexScore
Worship and Rejoice #190TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #69
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #101
Include 30 pre-1979 instances



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