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Composer: Johann Schop

Born: Cir­ca 1590, Low­er Sax­o­ny. Died: 1664, Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Johann Schop (1641)
Incipit: 11234 55453 43232
Key: E♭ Major


Johann Schop (PHH 122) composed ERMUNTRE DICH in triple meter for the Rist text with which it was published in Himmlische Lieder (1641). Johann Crüger (PHH 42) adapted the tune for his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1648). The isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) setting in the Psalter Hymnal is the Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) arrangement from his Christmas Oratorio (1734). ERMUNTRE DICH is a bar form (AAB) tune consisting of four long, majestic, and stately lines. Often congregations will sing this hymn in unison, but Bach's rich harmonization could be an interesting challenge for choir. When the hymn is sung in harmony, the tempo should be slower. Use lots of bright mixtures on the organ. The harmonization is one of the more difficult ones in the Psalter Hymnal but is well worth the effort. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #114
Text: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #583
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The Cyber Hymnal #649
Text: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #343
Text: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
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Worship and Rejoice #202
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Instances (1 - 32 of 32)

Ambassador Hymnal #49

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #114

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #210

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #583

Christian Worship #44

Christmas Favorites #42

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Common Praise (1998) #147

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #118

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Glory to God #130

Hymnal 1982 #91

Hymnal Supplement 98 #811

Hymnal #203

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #99

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Hymns to the Living God #117

Lutheran Service Book #378

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Moravian Book of Worship #287

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Presbyterian Hymnal #26

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #343

Rejoice Hymns #213

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #128


Small Church Music #1832

The Celebration Hymnal #264

The Christian Life Hymnal #88

The Covenant Hymnal #182


The Cyber Hymnal #649

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #129

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The New Century Hymnal #140

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The United Methodist Hymnal #223

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The Worshiping Church #158

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Voices United #83

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Worship and Rejoice #202

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Worship Supplement 2000 #714

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