|Composer:||Johann Crüger (1647)|
|Incipit:||16512 33235 43215|
|Source:||Praxis Pietatis (1653);Praxis Pietatis Melica, 1647|
Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820s.
The rhythmic structure of Crüger's tune has been altered in most hymnals by the adoption of "gathering" notes (longer beginning notes to every phrase) in the style of British psalm tunes. Originally the second and fourth phrases began with a quarter rest and quarter note. Sing in harmony or in unison with light accompaniment suited to this prayer hymn.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations
Voices: Vocal Solo