A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Author: Simon Patten

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First Line: A mighty fortress is our God, A rock that never faileth
Title: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Author: Simon Patten
Refrain First Line: MartinLuther
Publication Date: 1916
Copyright: Public Domain

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EIN FESTE BURG

The original rhythms of EIN FESTE BURG (see 469) had already reached their familiar isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape by the time of Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the eighteenth century. The harmonization is taken from his Cantata 80. Many organ and choral works are based on this chorale, including…

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