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ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH

Composer (attr.): Nicolaus Decius

Decius, Nicolaus (Nicolaus a Curia or von Hofe, otherwise Hovesch, seems to have been a native of Hof, in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, and to have been originally called Tech. He became a monk, and was in 1519 Probst of the cloister at Steterburg, near Wolfenbüttel. Becoming favourable to the opinions of Luther, he left Steterburg in July, 1522, and went to Brunswick, where he was appointed a master in the St. Katherine and Egidien School. In 1523 he was invited by the burgesses of Stettin to labour there as an Evangelical preacher along with Paulus von Rhode. He became preacher at the Church of St. Nicholas; was probably instituted by the Town Council in 1526, when von Rhode was instituted to St. Jacob's; and at the visitation in 1535 was re… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (attr.): Nicolaus Decius (1539)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Incipit: 13454 32333 23421
Key: E Major
Source: Plainsong, 1539
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

The tune name ALLEIN GOTT derives from the opening words of Decius's rhymed text in High German. The tune was first published in Schumann's Geistliche Lieder. Decius adapted the tune from a tenth-century Easter chant for the Gloria text, beginning at the part accompanying the words "et in terra pax. . . " ("and on earth, peace. . . "). Because the Gloria became part of the ordinary (the unvarying parts) of the Roman Catholic Mass, there are many choral settings of the Latin text. Anglican composers have set the English text in their "great services," while Lutheran composers have written various chorale preludes on ALLEIN GOIT for organ. Bach used the hymn in cantatas 85, 104, 112, and 128 and composed about ten preludes on the tune. Typical of many Lutheran chorales, ALLEIN GOIT is in bar form (AAB). --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #670
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #54
Text: All Glory Be to Thee, Most High
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #94
Text: All Glory Be to God on High
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #266
Text: Across the Sky the Shades of Night
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1776
Text: God Is Our Refuge and Defense
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3720
Text: The Lord Hath Helped Me Hitherto
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5328
Text: O Sinner, Lift the Eye of Faith
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6853
Text: To God On High Be Thanks and Praise
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Svenska Psalm-Boken af År 1819: förenad med Koral-bok och Svenska messan med körer för sopran-, alt-, tenor- och basröster #24
Text: Allena Gud i himmelrik
  • PDF (PDF)
  • PDF - Alternate rhythm (PDF)
  • MusicXML (XML)
  • MusicXML - Alternate rhythm (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #247
Text: All Glory Be to God on High
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Small Church Music #6777
Text: Ry Rainay ao an-danitra o (Our Father in heaven)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

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Ambassador Hymnal #158

Ambassador Hymnal #196

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #670

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Christian Worship #69

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Christian Worship #263

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #35

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #71

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #410

Hymnal 1982 #421

Hymnal #122

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Lift Up Your Hearts #542

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Lutheran Service Book #899

Lutheran Service Book #947

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Lutheran Worship #181

Lutheran Worship #215

Lutheran Worship #456

Moravian Book of Worship #472

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #196

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #247

Rejoice in the Lord #620

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Small Church Music #1424

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Small Church Music #2019

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Small Church Music #2758

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Small Church Music #3193

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Small Church Music #6777

The Covenant Hymnal #102

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The Cyber Hymnal #54

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The Cyber Hymnal #94

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The Cyber Hymnal #266

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1776

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The Cyber Hymnal #3720

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The Cyber Hymnal #5328

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The Cyber Hymnal #6853

The Presbyterian Hymnal #133

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #102

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #208

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TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #11

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Voices United #870

Worship (3rd ed.) #527

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生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #32

Include 71 pre-1979 instances
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