ACH GOTT VOM HIMMELREICHE

ACH GOTT VOM HIMMELREICHE

Adapter: Michael Praetorius; Composer: Anonymous (1536)
Published in 16 hymnals


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Adapter: Michael Praetorius

Born into a staunchly Lutheran family, Michael Praetorius (b. Creuzburg, Germany, February 15, 1571; d. Wolfenbüttel, Germany, February 15, 1621) 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 appoint­ed 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 musi… 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

Title: ACH GOTT VOM HIMMELREICHE
Adapter: Michael Praetorius
Composer: Anonymous (1536)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Incipit: 51124 32211 43226
Key: F Major
Source: Musae Sioniae VII, Wolfenbüttel, 1609, ed. Michael Praetorius
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Chorale Preludes by Old Masters Volume 2: For Organ
    Composer/Editors Karl Straube; Johann Ludwig Krebs
    Published By: Masters Music Publications, Inc. (1991) pp. 90
  • The Church Organist's Library Volume 2 Music for General Use: Easy Organ Music from all Historical Periods for Manuals Only and for Manuals and Pedal
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Johann Gottfried Walther
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (1985) pp. 11
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 16: Baptism Holy Communion: A - Aus
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Barry L. Bobb
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 46
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 14: Sunday of the Fulfillment Christ the King Sunday Lesser Festivals: A - J
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Donald Johns
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 7
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 1 Number 6 October 1979 General, All Saints, Reformation, Thanksgiving: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Johann Gottfried Walther
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (1979) pp. 9
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume V All Saints' and Memorial Day Apostles and Evangelists Holy Innocents Martyrs' Days: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1966) pp. 13
  • Seasonal Chorale Preludes with Pedals: Book 1 Advent Christmas Epiphany Lent Passiontide General
    Composer/Editor C. H. Trevor
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1963) pp. 11
  • Seasonal Chorale Preludes with Pedals: Book 1 Advent Christmas Epiphany Lent Passiontide General
    Composer/Editor C. H. Trevor
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1963) pp. 8
  • Seasonal Chorale Preludes for Manuals Only: Book II Easter Whitsun Trinity Festivals and General
    Composer/Editors C. H. Trevor; Johann Gottfried Walther
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1962) pp. 30
  • Second Volume of The Sacred Hour at the Organ
    Composer/Editors Ruth Barrett Phelps; Johann Ludwig Krebs
    Published By: Carl Fischer, Inc. (1953) pp. 28
  • The Church Organist's Golden Treasury Volume One -- An Anthology of Choral Preludes: Carl F. Pfatteicher
    Composer/Editors Archibald T. Davison; Johann Ludwig Krebs
    Published By: Oliver Ditson Company (1949) pp. 5

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Intonations for the Hymn of the Week
    Composer/Editor Theodore Beck
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1969) pp. 5
  • The Hymn of the Week: Tabulatura Americana Pars Prima Organ Settings
    Composer/Editor Jan Bender
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1961) pp. 4

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Christian Worship #10

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Christian Worship #314

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #100

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Lutheran Service Book #514

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Lutheran Service Book #642

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Lutheran Worship #176

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Lutheran Worship #244

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Small Church Music #1377

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Small Church Music #1843

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Small Church Music #3511

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The Cyber Hymnal #1012

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The Hymnal 1982 #235

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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