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Hymn for All Hours

“Hymn for All Hours” (Hymnus Omnis Horae), text by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348-c.413). Tune traditional Latin. Setting by Michael Praetorius (Hymnodia Sionia 28, 1611). Polyphonic, SATB.

Awake, My Heart, with Gladness (BWV 441)

“Awake, My Heart, with Gladness” (Auf, auf, mein Herz, mit Freuden), text by Paul Gerhardt (1647). Tune by Johann Crüger (1648). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 441 variant). Homophonic, SATB.

Like the Golden Sun Ascending (BWV 146.8)

“Like the Golden Sun Ascending” (Som den gyldne Sol frembryder), text by Thomas Kingo (1689). Tune (Werde munter, mein Gemüte) by Johann Schop (1642). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 146.8; original text unknown). Homophonic, SATB.

Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

“Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” (Christ lag in Todesbanden), text and tune by Martin Luther (1524). Setting by Johann Crüger (1649). Homophonic, SATB.

Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won (BWV 145a)

“Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won” (Jesus lebt, mit ihm auch ich), text by Christian F. Gellert (1757). Tune (Jesus, meine Zuversicht) by Johann Crüger (1656). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 145a), originally for text Auf, mein Herz, des Herren Tag. Homophonic, SATB.

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