Ermuntre dich (Schop, Johann)



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For Brass Ensemble (Guignard)

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Jag321 (2016/7/12)

Arranger Justin Guignard
Publisher. Info. Justin Guignard
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General Information

Work Title Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
Alternative. Title Break Forth, O Beauteous Morning Light
Composer Schop, Johann
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJS 1
Key E-flat major
First Publication. 1652 in Himmlische Lieder
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 1-2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices (original has a Discantus and Bassus, but was probably intended for multiple voices on a part)
Related Works Ermuntre dich, mein schwacher Geist, BWV 454 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

Navigation etc.

  • Original instrumentation and title required. Source would be helpful too.
  • According to Discipleship MInistries History of Hymns, Schop composed the melody, J.S. Bach composed the harmonization. The original title was Ermuntre Dich, and it was first published in Johann Rist's Himmlische Lieder, which is available at Bavarian State Library. (The Bavarian State Library has more than one copy, but the linked edition has 388 pages, while another one (1657) has only 82 pages, so it is either incomplete or a highly abridged version.)
  • Rist (1607-1667) was the author of the original German, which had 11 stanzas. John Troutbeck (1832-1899) did the English translation but only for one stanza (stanza 9). Eventually, the "Hymnal Revision Committee for the UM Hymnal" asked Fred Pratt Green to translate two additional stanzas.