Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1609)
Published in 7 hymnals

Composer: Melchior Vulpius

Born into a poor family named Fuchs, Melchior Vulpius (b. Wasungen, Henneberg, Germany, c. 1570; d. Weimar, Germany, 1615) had only limited educational oppor­tunities and did not attend the university. He taught Latin in the school in Schleusingen, where he Latinized his surname, and from 1596 until his death served as a Lutheran cantor and teacher in Weimar. A distinguished composer, Vulpius wrote a St. Matthew Passion (1613), nearly two hundred motets in German and Latin, and over four hundred hymn tunes, many of which became popular in Lutheran churches, and some of which introduced the lively Italian balletto rhythms into the German hymn tunes. His music was published in Cantiones Sacrae (1602, 1604), Kirchengesangund Geistliche Lieder… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HEIDELBERG (Vulpius)
Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1609)
Incipit: 13236 53654 32356
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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American Lutheran Hymnal #13

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American Lutheran Hymnal #295

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #8

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #433

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Schulgesangbuch für höhere Lehranstalten (Ausgabe für Rheinland und Westfalen) #90

Svenska Psalm-Boken af År 1819 #222

The Children's Hymnal #26a

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