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Composer (melody): Johann Crüger
Published in 21 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer (melody): Johann Crüger

Johann Crüger (b. Grossbriesen, near Guben, Prussia, Germany, 1598; d. Berlin, Germany, 1662) Crüger attended the Jesuit College at Olmutz and the Poets' School in Regensburg, and later studied theology at the University of Wittenberg. He moved to Berlin in 1615, where he published music for the rest of his life. In 1622 he became the Lutheran cantor at the St. Nicholas Church and a teacher for the Gray Cloister. He wrote music instruction manuals, the best known of which is Synopsis musica (1630), and tirelessly promoted congregational singing. With his tunes he often included elaborate accom­paniment for various instruments. Crüger's hymn collection, Neues vollkomliches Gesangbuch (1640), was one of the first hymnals to include figure… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (melody): Johann Crüger
Incipit: 51765 34554 35671
Key: C Major


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 22 Hymn Introductions
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Sadowski
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1997) pp. 46
  • Thirty-Two Free Harmonizations of Familiar Hymns Volume II for Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1996) pp. 14
  • Hymn Preludes and Free Accompaniments 8
    Composer/Editor Donald Busarow
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1978) pp. LL

Organ Solo

  • The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender Volume 2: Chorale Preludes for Organ (A - L)
    Composer/Editors Jan Bender; David Fienen
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 74
  • Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness: Organ Music for Communion and General Use
    Composer/Editor David N. Johnson
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1968) pp. 44-46
  • Thirty-Five Interludes on Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Joseph W. Clokey
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1958) pp. 14


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

A Singing Faith #17

Bible Truth Hymns #6


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1293

Common Praise #234

Glaubenslieder #268


Small Church Music #1623


Small Church Music #2653


Small Church Music #3584


Small Church Music #5223

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The Hymnal 1982 #338

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Voices United #417

Voices United #441

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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