O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold

“O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold” (Ach Gott vom Himmel, sieh darein), text by Martin Luther (1523). Tune, Erfurt (1524). Setting by Hans Leo Hassler (1608). Homophonic, SATB.

May God Bestow on Us His Grace (SWV 164)

“May God Bestow on Us His Grace” (Es wolle Gott uns gnädig sein), text by Martin Luther (1533). Setting by Heinrich Schütz (1661, SWV 164). Homophonic, SATB.

We All Believe in One True God

“We All Believe in One True God” (Wir glauben all an einen Gott), text by Martin Luther (1524). Tune, anonymous (1390). Setting by Michael Praetorius (1609). Homophonic, SATB.

When in the Hour of Utmost Need

“When in the Hour of Utmost Need” (Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein), text by Paul Eber (1566). Setting by Johann Hermann Schein (1627). Homophonic, SATB.

Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness (BWV 180.7)

“Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness” (Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele), text by Johann Franck (1647). Tune by Johann Crüger (1647). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 180.7). Homophonic, SATB.

Now Praise We Christ, the Holy One

“Now Praise We Christ, the Holy One” (Christum wir sollen loben schon), text by Martin Luther (1483-1546), based on A solis ortus cardine by Coelius Sedulius. Tune, ancient plainsong. Setting by Lucas Osiander (1534-1604). Homophonic, SATB.

Jesus, I Will Ponder Now (BWV 159.5)

“Jesus, I Will Ponder Now” (Jesu, deine Passion), text by Sigismund von Birken (1663). Tune (Jesu Kreuz, Leiden und Pein) by Melchior Vulpius (1609). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 159.5), originally for text Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod. Homophonic, SATB.

Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers

“Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers” (Ermuntert euch, ihr Frommen), text by Laurentius Laurenti (c. 1700). Tune (Freut euch, ihr lieben Christen) by Leonhart Schröter (1587). Setting by Michael Praetorius (1609). 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.

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