VULPIUS

Composer: Melchior Vulpius

Born into a poor family named Fuchs, Melchior Vulpius (b. Wasungen, Henneberg, Germany, c. 1570; d. Weimar, Germany, 1615) had only limited educational oppor­tunities and did not attend the university. He taught Latin in the school in Schleusingen, where he Latinized his surname, and from 1596 until his death served as a Lutheran cantor and teacher in Weimar. A distinguished composer, Vulpius wrote a St. Matthew Passion (1613), nearly two hundred motets in German and Latin, and over four hundred hymn tunes, many of which became popular in Lutheran churches, and some of which introduced the lively Italian balletto rhythms into the German hymn tunes. His music was published in Cantiones Sacrae (1602, 1604), Kirchengesangund Geistliche Lieder… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1609)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 13236 54365 43235
Notes: Variant of CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Ein Schön Geist­lich Ge­sang­buch (Je­na, Ger­ma­ny: 1609); Variant of "Christus, der ist mein Leben"
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #340
Text: Abide with Us, Our Savior
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The Cyber Hymnal #3903
Text: Long Hast Thou Wept and Sorrowed
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The Cyber Hymnal #4377
Text: My Soul, There Is a Country
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The Cyber Hymnal #6168
Text: The Shepherd Now Was Smitten
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Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Glaubenslieder #36

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Glaubenslieder #60

Glaubenslieder #73

Glaubenslieder #192

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #154

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #163b

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #492

Iona Abbey Music Book #108

Audio

Small Church Music #6893

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The Cyber Hymnal #340

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The Cyber Hymnal #3903

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The Cyber Hymnal #4377

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The Cyber Hymnal #6168

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Together in Song #367

Together in Song #393

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