MUNICH (Mendelssohn)

Adapter: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: MUNICH (Mendelssohn)
Adapter: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1847)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Incipit: 12365 43335 43221
Key: D Major
Source: Neuvermehrtes Gesangbuch, 3rd ed. Meiningen, 1693
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

MUNICH has a colorful history. Traces of it run as far back as 1593 in the Dresden, Germany, Gesangbuch in conjunction with the text 'Wir Christenleut." A version from a Meiningen Gesangbuch (1693) is still used in Lutheranism for "O Gott, du frommer Gott." Felix Mendelssohn's adaptation of that tune for the quartet "Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord" in the oratorio Elijah (1846) is the most recent step in shaping MUNICH as we find it in the Psalter Hymnal and other modern English hymnals.

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin and founded the Leipzig Conservatory of Music in 1843.

Traveling widely, he not only became familiar with various styles of music but also became well known himself in countries other than Germany, especially in England. He left a rich treasury of music: organ and piano works, overtures and incidental music, oratorios (including St. Paul or Elijah and choral works, and symphonies. He harmonized a number of hymn tunes himself, but hymnbook editors also arrange some of his other tunes into hymn tunes.

Given its geographical roots, we may be fairly confident that the tune is named after the German city Munich, although the city's name in German is München.

Like many other chorales, MUNICH is in bar form (AABA'). Try singing it in harmony and possibly unaccompanied on stanza 2

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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    Published By: Self-published (2017)
  • Thirty-Three Hymn Descants and Melodies for Reformation
    Composer/Editor Patricia D. Backhaus
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2016)
  • Twenty-Seven Hymn Harmonizations for Reformation
    Composer/Editor Henry V. Gerike
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2016)
  • An Organist's Book of Hymns: The Liturgical Year: 3 Part Hymns and Chorale Preludes
    Composer/Editor Noel Jones
    Published By: Frog Music (2014)
  • Final Stanzas Volume 4: Hymn Settings for Organ and Descanting Instrument
    Composer/Editor David Maxwell
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2014)
  • Off the Page, Too: More Techniques for Creating Hymn-Based Organ Settings
    Composer/Editor Donald Rotermund
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2011)
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 9: Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymns 755 - 818

    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2009)
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 9: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 755 - 818
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2009)
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 5: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 503 - 573
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008)
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 5: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 503 - 573
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008)
  • 16 Introductions or Interludes for Organ: On Favorite Hymns
    Composer/Editor Mark Sedio
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006)
  • The Art of Hymn Playing 2nd edition: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006)
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005)
  • Sonus Novus Volume 4: Hymn Intonations and Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2004)
  • Sonus Novus Volume 1: Hymn Intonations and Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Kenneth T. Kosche
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2003)
  • The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000)
  • Creative Hymn Accompaniments for Organ: Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Gerhard Krapf
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1996)
  • Thirty-Two Free Harmonizations of Familiar Hymns Volume II for Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1996)
  • Easy Hymn Accompaniments for Organ or Piano: Set II
    Composer/Editor Edward H. Myer
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1995)
  • Hymn Descants Set 4: With C and B flat Instrument Parts
    Composer/Editor Stanley Drummond Wolff
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1994)
  • 12 Hymn Tune Intonations
    Composer/Editor Mark Albrecht
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1993)
  • Hymn Harmonizations Set 1
    Composer/Editor Edmund Shay
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1993)
  • Hymn Intonations, Preludes, and Free Harmonizations Volume III: Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Richard Proulx
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (1992)
  • Music Supplement: The United Methodist Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Gary Alan Smith
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1991)
  • Organ Improvisations for Hymn Singing Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Gerre Edward Hancock
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1991)
  • Creative Hymn Introductions: Organ Intonations for 80 Well-Known Hymns
    Composer/Editor Gerhard Krapf
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1987)
  • Hymn Variants for Organ
    Composer/Editor Jack C. Goode
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1987)
  • Hymns for the Church Year: 68 Accompaniment Settings for Keyboard of the Hymns of the Day
    Composer/Editor Roger Petrich
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1980)
  • Free Hymn Accompaniments: 46 Tunes, 74 Hymns, Fully Indexed
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1979)
  • Twenty Hymn Introductions: Volume I Opus 56
    Composer/Editor Jan Bender
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1974)
  • Organ Descants for Selected Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1972)
  • Twenty-one Hymn Intonations
    Composer/Editor Finn Videro
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1971)
  • Preludes for Fifty-five Well-known Hymn Tunes: Modeled after the Free Organ Accompaniments of T. Tertius Noble
    Composer/Editor Howard D. McKinney
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1967)
  • Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor T. Tertius Noble
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1946)

Organ Solo

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    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; Edward Landin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2017)
  • Our Cheerful Songs: Hymn Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2014)
  • Seasonal Hymn Preludes Volume 8 Pentecost and Ascension: Op. 18
    Composer/Editor Robin Dinda
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2014)
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 74 Number 3 January February 2011: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Matt Limbaugh
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011)
  • The Organist's Library Volume 50
    Composer/Editor Matt Limbaugh
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011)
  • Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices: Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor Paul W. Hofreiter
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008)
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 28 Number 4 May 2006 General, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Ann Slowins
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (2006)
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 29 Number 1 November 2006 General, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Ann Slowins
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (2006)
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 68 Number 6 July August 2005: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2005)
  • The Organist's Library Volume 39
    Composer/Editor Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2005)
  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 34 Number 3 January February 2000: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Mark Barnard; David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2000)
  • The Organist Volume 100 Number 6 January 1997: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gregg Sewell; Janet Harris
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997)
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 60 Number 2 November December 1996: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; James Mansfield
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996)
  • 12 Hymn Tune Intonations
    Composer/Editor Mark Albrecht
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1993)
  • 7 Hymn Preludes Set 3
    Composer/Editor Donald Rotermund
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1993)
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 53 Number 2 December 1989: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989)
  • The Organist's Library Volume 8
    Composer/Editor David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989)
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 33: General: Morn - Nun bitten
    Composer/Editors Richard Hillert; Randall Sensmeier
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1985)
  • Seven Hymn Preludes: for Organ
    Composer/Editor Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1968)
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume VIII Holy Scriptures and Propagation of the Word: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1966)
  • The Sunday Morning Organist Volume Three
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1965)
  • A Little Christian Year: Seasonal Hymn Preludes for Organ, Harmonium, or Piano
    Composer/Editor Alec Wyton
    Published By: Carl Fischer, Inc. (1964)
  • Organ Reflections on Fifteen Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor George Lynn
    Published By: Broadman Press (1964)
  • Ten Hymn Tune Fantasies: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Carl McKinley
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1933)
  • The Lutheran Organist: A Collection of Thirteen Organ Pieces Especially Suitable for the Lutheran Church
    Composer/Editors John Holler; Carl McKinley
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (1933)

Piano and Organ Duet

  • From Grave to Glory: Creative Hymn Tune Settings for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; Douglas E. Wagner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013)

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Carols and Hymns for Four Hands: Piano
    Composer/Editor Ron Boud
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1974)

Piano Solo

  • Lord, Speak to Me: Late Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonham
    Published By: SoundForth (2006)
  • Creative Keyboard's Complete Church Pianist: Hymn Arrangements for Every Occasion
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Creative Keyboard Publications (2000)
  • Offertories for Piano
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1989)
  • The Church Pianist Volume 4 Number 6 July 1988: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; David H. Hegarty
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988)
  • Piano Hymn Classics Book 2: Variations on Sacred Favorites For the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Rene Frank
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1967)

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