237. Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

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Text Information
First Line: Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands
Title: Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
Original Language: German
Author: Martin Luther (1524)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.8.7.4
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter (5 more...)
Source: Tran. composite
Copyright: St. 2 © 1999 Augsburg Fortress
Tune Information
Name: CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN
Adapter and Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1707 c.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.8.7.4
Key: d minor or modal
Source: Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, 1524


Text Information:

The parallel transformations in this classic Lutheran hymn move from bondage (“death’s strong bands”; “knot of sin”) to freedom, from darkness to light, from death to life. This harmonization of the sturdy chorale tune uses moving inner parts and chromaticism to convey life.


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