PASSION CHORALE (Hassler)

Composer: Hans Leo Hassler

Johann Leonard Hassler; b. 1564, Nuernberg; d. 1612, Dresden Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Hans Leo Hassler (1601)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Incipit: 5U176 545U2 332(1 )21
Key: a minor/C Major
Source: Secular Origin

Notes

The tune HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN has been associated with Gerhardt's text ["O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"] since they were first published together in 1656. The tune's first association with a sacred text was its attachment in 1913 [sic: should read 1613] to Christoph Knoll's funeral text "Herzlich tut mich verlangen" (hence the tune name). It was originally a court song by the great Renaissance composer Hans Leo Hassler (b. Nuremberg, Germany, 1564; d. Frankfurt, Germany, 1612), published in his Lustgarten neuer teutscher Gesäng (1601).

Hassler came from a family of famous musicians. He received his early education from his father in Nuremberg, then studied in Venice with Andrea Gabrieli and became friends with Giovanni Gabrieli. In Venice he learned the polychoral style, for which the Gabrielis were justly famous, and brought this practice back with him to Germany. Hassler served as organist and composer for Octavian Fugger, the princely art patron of Augsburg (1585-1601), as director of town music and organist in the Frauenkirche in Nuremberg (1601-1608), and finally as court musician for the Elector of Saxony in Dresden (1608-1612). A Lutheran, Hassler composed for both the Roman Catholic liturgy and for Lutheran churches. Among his many works are two volumes of motets (1591, 1601), a famous collection of court songs, Lustgarten neuer Deutscher Gesang (1601), chorale motets, Psalmen und christliche Gesänge (1607), and a volume of simpler hymn settings, Kirchengesänge, Psalmen und geistliche Lieder (1608).

The isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) setting was adapted from one of the harmonizations composed by Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) for his St. Matthew Passion (1729). Many composers have written organ music based on this tune; various melodic and rhythmic versions exist.

HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN (also known as ACH HERR, MICH ARMEN SUNDER; or PASSION CHORALE) is a bar form tune (AAB) with a glorious melody whose beauty has done much to fit the private devotional text onto the lips of congregations. Sing stanzas 1 and 3 in unison and stanza 2 in harmony (possibly unaccompanied with a confident congregation or choir). Keep a subdued registration on the organ and always accompany at a sustained pace.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook 1998

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #137
Text: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #105
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #969
Text: Commit Whatever Grieves Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5298
Text: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5361
Text: O Teach Me What It Meaneth
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #383
Text: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
The United Methodist Hymnal #286
Text: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #284
Text: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Instances

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #489
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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #231Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #377
Catholic Book of Worship III #378
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #191TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #202TextPage Scan
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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #382TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #391Page Scan
Common Praise (1998) #198TextPage Scan
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Gather (3rd ed.) #512Page Scan
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Hymnal: A Worship Book #252
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Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #656FlexscoreAudio
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Lutheran Worship #113
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Moravian Book of Worship #345TextPage Scan
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Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #426FlexscorePage Scan
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Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #86
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #92
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #722
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