Published in 45 hymnals

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Tune Information

Incipit: 11713 41171 54537
Key: a minor
Source: "Christ ist erstanden," Latin melody, c. 1100 (based on); J. Klug's Geistliche Lieder, 1533
Copyright: Public Domain


CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN is derived from the twelfth-century chant melody for "Victimae Paschali laudes" (which also produced CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN, 398). The tune was first published in Joseph Klug's (PHH 126) Geistliche Lieder (1533). This ancient tune, originally in Dorian mode, consists of several melodic units that are repeated and varied. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) wrote the harmonization in 1984. Sing stanzas 14 in unison with light accompaniment, but sing the "alleluia" at the end of each stanza in harmony. Use full accompaniment on the final refrain. Try also to sing some of the "alleluias" unaccompanied and/or incorporate the use of antiphonal groups. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Instances (1 - 20 of 20)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1186ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #144
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #155TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #344TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #372
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #184TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #271
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #214FlexscoreAudio
Lutheran Service Book #459
Lutheran Worship #124
Moravian Book of Worship #360Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #112TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #2C
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #407Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #323TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #3475Audio
The New English Hymnal #177TextFlexscorePage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #365Text
Worship (3rd ed.) #452TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #520
Include 25 pre-1979 instances
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