WERDE MUNTER

Composer: Johann Schop

Born: Cir­ca 1590, Low­er Sax­o­ny. Died: 1664, Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Johann Schop (1642)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.8.8
Incipit: 34554 32234 54(3) 21134
Key: F Major
Source: Harm. after Johann S. Bach, 1685-1750, from Cantata 147

Notes

JESU JOY is a form of the tune WERDE MUNTER, MEIN GEMUETE by Johann Schop (b. Hamburg [?], Germany, c. 1595; d. Hamburg, 1667). In 1614 Schop was appointed court musician in the Hofkapelle at Wolfenbüttel. A virtuoso violinist, he also played the lute, cornetto, and trombone. He became a musician for King Christian IV of Denmark in Copenhagen in 1618.

When the plague swept through Copenhagen, Schop fled to find employment elsewhere. In 1621 he settled in Hamburg, where he became the principal violinist for the city and organist at St. James Church. Exposed to various national music styles in Hamburg and in his travels, Schop became a cosmopolitan composer, well known for his dance suites, church concertos, and songs. He composed forty-nine new melodies for Johann Rist's Himmlische Lieder (1641-1643), including WERDE MUNTER (1642).

The melody gained popularity through Johann S. Bach's (PHH 7) famous harmonization of the tune in his Cantata No. 147 (1723). JESU JOY is a rounded bar form (AABA'). In communities where this tune is well known, it would be delightful to use the Bach organ arrangement as introduction, interlude (between the two stanzas), and postlude to the singing of the psalm; Bach's setting is in G major, and the hymnal setting is in F, so one or the other needs to be transposed to combine them. A song leader can conduct the entrances for the congregation.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #730
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
  • Four-part harmony, full score, Harmonized by Bach (PDF, NWC)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #760
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1028
Text: Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1234
Text: Dearest Jesus, Draw Thou Near Me
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3267
Text: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3773
Text: Like the Golden Sun Ascending
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5975
Text: Send, O Lord, Thy Holy Spirit
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6184
Text: Speak, O Lord, Thy Servant Heareth
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #122
Text: I Was Glad They Came to Call Me
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #644
Text: Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 40 of 40)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #80
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #235
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #439
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #730ScoreAudio
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #760ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #147Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #283Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #408TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #545Text
Common Praise (1998) #514
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #13TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #230TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #354TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #457TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #507TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #501Page Scan
Glaubenslieder #533TextAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #336
Hymnal: A Worship Book #604
Lutheran Service Book #548TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #589Text
Lutheran Service Book #681TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #263Text
Lutheran Worship #339Text
Lutheran Worship #434Text
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #373
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #122Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #308TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #621Audio
Small Church Music #2771Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1028TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1234TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3267TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3773TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5975TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6184TextScoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal #644TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #771Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #328TextPage Scan
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #344
Include 49 pre-1979 instances



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