[O how blest are ye whose toils are ended]

[O how blest are ye whose toils are ended]

Composer: J. Crüger (1649)
Published in 4 hymnals

Composer: J. Crüger

Johann Crüger (b. Grossbriesen, near Guben, Prussia, Germany, 1598; d. Berlin, Germany, 1662) Crüger attended the Jesuit College at Olmutz and the Poets' School in Regensburg, and later studied theology at the University of Wittenberg. He moved to Berlin in 1615, where he published music for the rest of his life. In 1622 he became the Lutheran cantor at the St. Nicholas Church and a teacher for the Gray Cloister. He wrote music instruction manuals, the best known of which is Synopsis musica (1630), and tirelessly promoted congregational singing. With his tunes he often included elaborate accom­paniment for various instruments. Crüger's hymn collection, Neues vollkomliches Gesangbuch (1640), was one of the first hymnals to include figure… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [O how blest are ye whose toils are ended]
Composer: J. Crüger (1649)
Incipit: 51756 54343
Key: d minor
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Gesangbuch #514


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #633

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The Lutheran Hymnary #596

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Vierstimmige Melodien für das Gesangbuch #145

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