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Conrad Kocher

Conrad Kocher
Short Name: Conrad Kocher
Full Name: Kocher, Conrad, 1786-1872
Birth Year: 1786
Death Year: 1872

Trained as a teacher, Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872) moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him to a career in music. He moved back to Germany in 1811, settled in Stuttgart, and remained there for most of his life. The prestigious Cotta music firm published some of his early compositions and sent him to study music in Italy, where he came under the influence of Palestrina's music. In 1821 Kocher founded the School for Sacred Song in Stuttgart, which popularized four-part singing in the churches of that region. He was organist and choir director at the Striftsckirche in Stuttgart from 1827 to 1865. Kocher wrote a treatise on church music, Die Tonkunst in der Kirche (1823), collected a large number of chorales in Zions Harfe (1855), and composed an oratorio, two operas, and some sonatas. William H. Monk created the current form of DIX by revising and shortening Conrad Kocher's chorale melody for “Treuer Heiland, wir sind hir,” found in Kocher's Stimmen aus den Reiche Gottes (1838).

Bert Polman

Tunes by Conrad Kocher (19)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
ACH GOTT UND HERR (Kocher)Konrad Kocher (Adapter)215432 13254 43322
[Aller Gläubgen Sammelplatz]C. Kocher (Composer)3
EISENACH (Gesius)Conrad Kocher (Arranger)113455 43256 71766
CROCKERNWELLConrad Kocher, 1786 - 1872 (Composer)351712 32177 65654
DEN DES VATERS SINN GEBORENConrad Kocher, 1786-1872 (Harmonizer)112345 53165 43221
[Der Herr ist gut, in dessen Dienst wir stehn]Konrad Kocher (Composer)455532 16556 21712
DIX (Kocher)Conrad Kocher (Composer)44017121 44367 16555
ELLACOMBEConrad Kocher, 1786-1872 (Composer)451765 13455 67122
ELNOConrad Kocher (Arranger)2
[Freuet euch der schönen Erde] (Kocher)Konrad Kocher (Composer)134532 12335 32543
[Geist des Lebens! heilge Gabe]Konr. Kocher (Composer)2
GROSSER GOTT (11171)Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872 (Harmonizer)211171 23213 33
ST. HILDA (Knecht)Conrad Knocker (Composer)111722 21332 42711
MINALC. Kocher (Arranger)454343 21234 55
MINTO (Kocher)Conrad Kocher (Composer)2
[Praise ye Jehovah, in loud pealing songs]C. Kocher (Arranger)2
STABAT MATER (Kocher)Conrad Kocher (Arranger)212334 54335 54433
URQUELL ALLER SELIGKEITENC. Kocker (Composer)355123 54323 45756
GRÄFENBERGConrad Kocher (Arranger)116512 33235 43215

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