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Composer: 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 Crüger (1649)
Incipit: 32123 54353 43213
Copyright: Public Domain


Johann Crüger (PHH 42) composed SCHMÜCKE DICH for Franck's text and first published the tune as a setting for Franck's first stanza in Geistliche Kirchen-Melodien. The tune name is the incipit of the original German text. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used this tune in his Cantata 180; he and many other composers have written organ preludes on the melody ,

Like many chorale tunes, SCHMUCKE DICH is in bar form (AABC); it has a melodic; repeat and a delightful, though challenging, change of rhythm in its third line. This music serves well for unison or part singing; a good pace and light accompaniment help to create the joyful intimacy and wonder expressed by the text. "Leave the gloom haunts of sadness"; in other words, avoid the funereal tone that sometimes characterizes Reformed observances of the Lord's Supper–this is dance music for a feast!

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #497
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Text: Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #305
Text: Clothe Yourself, My Soul, with Gladness
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Text: Mūsu Kunga žēlastība (God's children)
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Ambassador Hymnal #280


Ancient and Modern #440

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #153


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #497

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Christian Worship #311

Christian Worship #616


Common Praise (1998) #78

Common Praise #295

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #146

Discipleship Ministries Collection #94

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #328


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #462


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #488

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Glory to God #514

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Hymnal 1982 #339

Hymnal #473

Hymns and Psalms #606


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #400

Les Chants du Pèlerin #48

Lutheran Service Book #636

Lutheran Service Book #774

Lutheran Worship #239

Lutheran Worship #468

Moravian Book of Worship #588

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #305

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Rejoice in the Lord #536


Small Church Music #1410


Small Church Music #2848


Small Church Music #6901


Small Church Music #7343

The Covenant Hymnal #563


The Cyber Hymnal #1201

The New Century Hymnal #334


The New English Hymnal #280

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #506


The United Methodist Hymnal #612

Together in Song #503

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #421

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #64

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #200


Voices United #463

Voices United #464

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