“The Day Is Surely Drawing Near” (Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit), text by Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (1586). Setting by Johannes Eccard (1597). Polyphonic, SAATB.
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Johannes Eccard (1553-1611) was a composer and chapel master in Konigsburg and Brandenburg, Germany. He is especially known for his beautiful polyphonic settings of Lutheran chorales. Read full biography.