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Composer: Christoph Anton (c. 1642)
Published in 35 hymnals

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Composer: Christoph Anton

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Tune Information

Composer: Christoph Anton (c. 1642)
Incipit: 11D76 567U1 13344 33211
Key: G Major
Source: Das grosse Cantionale, Darmstadt, 1687


The composer of the tune is unknown; it was first published in Das grosse Cantional: oder Kirchen-Gesangbuch (Darmstadt, 1687) to the text "Alle Menschen mussen sterben" by J. G. Albinus; some Baroque organ works are associated with that text. The tune became associated with Homburg's text since they were published together in Anhang, An das Gothaische Cantional (1776). The meditative tune is a good match for this text. It is in bar form (AAB) with a dotted pattern in each of the four lines, which provides rhythmic interest. Sing either in parts or in unison. Use a larger organ registration for the refrain. The tune is easily adapted for organ trio-style accompaniment (played on two manuals and pedal). --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #326Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #114TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #333TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #339TextPage Scan
Glaubenslieder #22
Glaubenslieder #71Text
Hymns to the Living God #162TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #137TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #420TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #94TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #334TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #371Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #1739Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #900TextScore
The Cyber Hymnal #9661TextScoreAudio
Include 20 pre-1979 instances
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