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: F Major
Source: Plainsong, 1539

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, 1987

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)
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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
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1776
Text: God Is Our Refuge and Defense
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3720
Text: The Lord Hath Helped Me Hitherto
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  • 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
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  • 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 - Alternate rhythm (PDF)
  • PDF (PDF)
  • MusicXML - Alternate rhythm (XML)
  • MusicXML (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #247
Text: All Glory Be to God on High
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Small Church Music #6777
Text: Ry Rainay ao an-danitra o (Our Father in heaven)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 39 of 39)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #158
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #196
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #670Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #69TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #263Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #35TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #71TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #410
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #421
Hymnal: A Worship Book #122
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #542Audio
Lutheran Service Book #899Text
Lutheran Service Book #947
Lutheran Worship #181Text
Lutheran Worship #215
Lutheran Worship #456
Moravian Book of Worship #472
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #133
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #196
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #247Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #620
Small Church Music #1424Audio
Small Church Music #2019Audio
Small Church Music #2758Audio
Small Church Music #3193Audio
Small Church Music #6777Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #102
The Cyber Hymnal #54TextScore
The Cyber Hymnal #94TextScore
The Cyber Hymnal #266TextScore
The Cyber Hymnal #1776TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3720TextScore
The Cyber Hymnal #5328TextScore
The Cyber Hymnal #6853TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #102TextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #11TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #870TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #527
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #32Text
Include 59 pre-1979 instances



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