Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Anonymous)

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Publisher. Info. Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengeseng
Köln: Printed by Quentel for Eberhard von Dienheim, Bishop of Speyer, 1599
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Misc. Notes Hymn tune, unharmonised, in White Mensural notation with only the first two stanzas of the German text. A merely adequate image from a document of historical interest: the first known printing of this famous tune (5_55655_3_). Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengeseng is also known as the Speyer Hymnal of 1599, or the oldest Speyer hymn book (ältesten Speyerer Gesangbuches).
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Work Title Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Alternative. Title
Composer Anonymous
First Publication. 1599
Language German
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation voices (single melody line in first printing)
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This unharmonised tune is frequently cited but rarely reproduced – perhaps because, "The four-part setting of the above by Michael Praetorius, 1609, cannot possibly be improved." G.R. Woodward, German Hymnody (From the Twelfth To the Middle Of the Seventeenth Century), J. Royal Music. Assn. 1905;32(1):73-99, at pp. 78-79.