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Treasures of the Singing Church, Vol. 1

by Henry V. Gerike

Item #: 977338 / 2010 / Paperback / 72 Pages

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Treasures of the Singing Church: Organ Literature for the Liturgical Year
Based on Hymn Tunes of the Seventeenth Century
Volume 1 (Tunes A–H)

Dictionaries often define treasures as being jewels or precious objects that are highly valued because of their great worth. Hymns are great treasures for the Church. Through them the Word of God and the teachings of the Church have been sung into the hearts of Christian believers throughout the two thousand years of the Church. The vitality of the hymnic treasures that flowed from the Reformation is highlighted in the recording set, Heirs of the Reformation: Treasures of the Singing Church [99-2258].

The treasure of hymns written shortly after the Reformation continued to sing of a loving God and to confess God’s Son, Jesus Christ, as the Savior this world needs. Composers from all ages have found in these hymns a great resource to be explored in their compositions for instruments and voices. In this collection of organ preludes, a variety of composers, old and new, ensure that this great tradition continues. Of the many composers represented here, Johann Gottfried Walther (1684–1748), a German composer and cousin of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), provides many of the examples of exploring the hymn tunes of this era. Present-day composers build on the work of Walther and others.

Contents

Abide, O Dearest Jesus; All Who Believe and Are Baptized; Comfort, Comfort Ye My People; Draw Us to Thee; For Me to Live Is Jesus; In God, My Faithful God; I Trust, O Christ, in You Alone; Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now; Lord Jesus Christ We Humbly Pray; Lord, Thee I Love With All My Heart; Once He Came in Blessing; Praise to You and Adoration; Salvation unto Us Has Come; The Gospel Shows the Father's Grace; The Only Son from Heaven

Tunes

ACH GOTT UND HERR; ALLEIN ZU DIR, HERR JESU CHRIST; AUF MEINEN LIEBEN GOTT; CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN; ES IST DAS HEIL UNS KOMMEN HER; FREU DICH SEHR, O MEINE SEELE; GOTTES SOHN IST KOMMEN; HERR CHRIST, DER EINIG GOTTS SOHN; HERR JESU CHRIST, DICH ZU UNS WEND; HERZLICH LIEB HAB ICH DICH, O HERR
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Instrumentation:
Organ
Difficulty:
Medium - Easy
Occasion:
Advent, Baptismal Life, Beginning of Service, Close of Service, Epiphany, Hope and Comfort, Justification, Lord's Supper, Sanctification, Trust, Word of God
Editor:
Gerike, Henry
Composer, Setting:
Johann Heinrich Buttstedt; Johann Friedrich Doles; Richard T. Gore; Johann Nicolaus Hanff; Stephen P. Johnson; Jonathan Kohrs; Christopher Loemker; Johann Pachelbel; Max Reger; Donald Rotermund; Ralph C. Schultz; Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Georg Philipp Telemann; Johann Gottfried Walther

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