|Title:||NUN LOB, MEIN SEEL|
|Incipit:||11765 12333 33217|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Kugelmann's Concentus Novi, Augsburg, 1540|
Johann (Hans) Kugelmann (b. Augsburg, Germany, c. 1495; d. Konigsberg, Germany, 1542) adapted NUN LOB, MEIN SEEL from the song “Weiss mir ein Blümlein blaue” and first published the tune in his Concentus Novi (1540). A bar form, this German chorale consists of six long lines sharing some similar melodic and rhythmic patterns. NUN LOB was originally associated with a setting of Psalm 103 ("My soul, now praise the LORD. . .") in the Lutheran tradition, but it has a solemnity appropriate for Psalm 109.
Johann Kugelmann was trumpeter, music director, and composer at the court of Margrave Albrecht V of Brandenburg. His compositions include music for two Königsberg songbooks as well as melodies and harmonizations for a manuscript collection of devotional songs by Heinrich von Miltitz. Kugelmann's best known work, Concentus Novi (1540), contains thirty of his original compositions.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988
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