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Adapter: Michael Praetorius; Composer: Anonymous (1536)
Published in 15 hymnals

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Adapter: Michael Praetorius

Michael Praetorius (probably February 15, 1571 – February 15, 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns, many of which reflect an effort to improve the relationship between Protestants and Catholics. He was born Michael Schultze, the youngest son of a Lutheran pastor, in Creuzburg, in present-day Thuringia. After attending school in Torgau and Zerbst, he studied divinity and philosophy at the University of Frankfurt (Oder). After receiving his musical education, from 1587 he served as organist at the Marienkirche in Frankfurt. From 1592/3 he served at the court in Wolfenbü… Go to person page >

Composer: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Tune Information

Adapter: Michael Praetorius
Composer: Anonymous (1536)
Meter: D
Incipit: 51124 32211 43226
Key: F Major
Source: Musae Sioniae VII, Wolfenbüttel, 1609, ed. Michael Praetorius
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #10TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #314Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #100TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #235Text
Lutheran Service Book #514Text
Lutheran Service Book #642TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #176
Lutheran Worship #244Text
Small Church Music #1377Audio
Small Church Music #1843Audio
Small Church Music #3511Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1012TextScoreAudio
Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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