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

Title: VULPIUS
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

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • As Though the Whole Creation Cried Volume 2: Fifty Hymn Harmonizations for Organ
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2009) pp. 40
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 79
  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor Geoffrey Nobes
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 49
  • Restrained Last Verses: Varied Accompaniments for Popular Hymns

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2003) pp. 47
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 188
  • The Ultimate Finishing Touch: Last-verse Arrangements of Well-loved Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Harrison Oxley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 57
  • More Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1997) pp. 30
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 187
  • Organ Descants for Selected Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1972) pp. 21
  • Descants on Six Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Gerhard M. Cartford
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1969) pp. 5
  • Free Organ Accompaniments with Descants: New Settings of Twenty Well-Known Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Dale Wood
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1968) pp. 36
  • New Settings of Twenty Well-Known Hymn Tunes: Free Organ Accompaniments with Descants
    Composer/Editor Dale Wood
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1968) pp. 36
  • Make a joyful noise: 25 Hymns and Carols for the Church Year for Unison Voices, treble instrument, and organ
    Composer/Editor Max Drischner
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1965) pp. 32

Organ Solo

  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 4 Easter and Ascension: 29 Original Pieces on Hymns for Easter and Ascension
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell; Brian Solomons
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2015) pp. 110
  • The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music: Including Music for Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost
    Composer/Editors Robert Gower; Healey Willan
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2013) pp. 94
  • Easter Glory!: Festive Organ Music for the Season
    Composer/Editors Michael Shea; Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 43
  • Hymn Meditations: 11 Paraphrases on Hymn-Tunes
    Composer/Editor Edward G. Mead
    Published By: Carl Fischer, Inc. (2006) pp. 15
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 189
  • The Organist's Library Volume 25
    Composer/Editor Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1999) pp. 35
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 61 Number 4 March April 1998: A Bi-monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1998) pp. 35
  • 113 Variations on Hymn Tunes for Organ
    Composer/Editor George Thalben-Ball
    Published By: Novello and Company Limited (1969) pp. 105
  • A Little Christian Year: Seasonal Hymn Preludes for Organ, Harmonium, or Piano
    Composer/Editor Alec Wyton
    Published By: Carl Fischer, Inc. (1964) pp. 41

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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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Glaubenslieder #36

Text

Glaubenslieder #60

Glaubenslieder #73

Glaubenslieder #192

Text

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

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #340

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3903

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4377

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6168

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #433

Text

Together in Song #367

Together in Song #393

Include 24 pre-1979 instances
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