ALLES IST AN GOTTES SEGEN

Composer: J. Lohner

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Arranger: Johann Balthasar König

Johann Balthasar König; b. 1691, Waltershausen, near Gotha; d. 1758, Frankfort Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: J. Lohner (1691)
Arranger: Johann Balthasar König (1738)
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7
Incipit: 11534 53133 2312D 757U1
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

ALLES 1ST AN GOTTES SEGEN is a splendid tune that matches Gaunt's text well, giving it a lot of lift. Sing it in unison on stanzas 1 and 3 and in harmony on stanza 2. Use a cheerful trumpet stop, and keep the articulation crisp on repeating tones. Johann Löhner (b. Nuremberg, Germany, 1645; d. Nuremberg, 1705) composed the first-known version of ALLES IST AN GOTTES SEGEN, published in Der Geistlichen Erquick-Stunden . . . Poetischer Andacht-Klang (1691). Löhner's parents died before he was fifteen, and he was adopted by his sister and brother-in-law, who also became his organ teacher. From 1670-1672 he traveled to Vienna, Salzburg, and Leipzig, both to study and to perform, but then returned to Nuremberg, where he remained the rest of his life. Löhner served as a singer (tenor) and organist in several churches, including the Frauenkirche (1672-1682), the Spitalkirche (1682-1694), and the Lorenzkirche (1694¬-1705). Known especially for his devotional songs for home singing, he also composed small operas, canons, and hymn tunes. ALLES 1ST AN GOTTES SEGEN was altered in Johann B. König's (PHH 45) Harmonischer Lieder-Schatz (1738) and set to the text "Alles ist an Gottes Segen," from which the tune's name derives. Some other modern hymnals use the tune as revised in Johann A. Hiller's Allgemeines Choral-Melodienbuch (1793). The harmonization is by Johann S. Bach (PHH 7). --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1188
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #79
Text: All Depends on Our Possessing
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #774
Text: Christians, Come, in Sweetest Measures
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #313
Text: Praise the Lord, Rise Up Rejoicing
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1188ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #421TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #319Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #569
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #411TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #468TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #544
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #589TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #244TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #334
Lutheran Service Book #620
Lutheran Service Book #732TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #415Text
New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #665
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #313Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Small Church Music #1629Audio
Small Church Music #2791Audio
Small Church Music #3519Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #79TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #774TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #556
Include 14 pre-1979 instances
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