Composer: Johann Schop

Johann Schop Germany 1590-1667. Born at lower Saxony, Germany, he became a Lutheran composer and violinist, much admired for his virtuoso and technical ability. In 1614 Duke Friedrich Ulrich made him a probationary musician in the Hofkapelle at Wolfenbuttel. He performed playing various instruments, but excelled as a violinist. He was engaged permanently in 1615, but the same year he responded to a summons to join the flourishing musical establishment of King Christian IV of Denmark in Copenhagen. There he met English viol player, William Brade, who had earlier been in service to Hamburg, Germany (and may have taught Schop there). Schops compositions for the violin set impressive demands for that area at that time. He also played oth… Go to person page >

Adapter: 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: Johann Schop
Adapter: Johann Crüger (1653)
Incipit: 13455 67113 45543
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Twenty Chorale-Preludes, Four Inventions and a Fugue
    Composer/Editor Randall Thompson
    Published By: E. C. Schirmer Music Company (1970) pp. 12
  • Twenty-One Chorale Preludes: Volume 1
    Composer/Editors Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg; Robert M. Thompson
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1967) pp. 14
  • The Church Organist's Golden Treasury Volume Three-- An Anthology of Choral Preludes: Carl F. Pfatteicher
    Composer/Editors Archibald T. Davison; Johann Gottfried Walther
    Published By: Oliver Ditson Company (1951) pp. 32
  • Choral-Improvisations for Organ Op. 65 Volume 4: For Ascensiontide and Pentecost
    Composer/Editor Sigfrid Karg-Elert
    Published By: Edward B. Marks Music Company pp. 30


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Glaubenslieder #69

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Śpiewnik Ewangelicki #278


The Cyber Hymnal #9798

讃美歌 21 (Sanbika 21) #2

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