Please turn to number 102 and join with the clarinets in “O Paschal Feast, What Joy is Thine!”
First Line: O Paschal Feast, What Joy is Thine!
Name: LOB SEI DEM ALLEMACHTIGEN GOTT.
Tempo: With Dignity
Music: Johann Cruger, 1598-1662
Text: Early Latin Hymn
Tr. Olavus Petri, 1493-1552
Tr. George Henry Trabert, 1843-1931 a.
Clarinet Arrangement: 102-OPaschalFeast
I agree with the hymnary.org assessment below, this hymn tune is “noble and simple”, not a bad thing at all.
Crüger, Johann, was born April 9, 1598, at Gross-Breese, near Guben, Brandenburg. After passing through the schools at Guben, Sorau and Breslau, the Jesuit College at Olmütz, and the Poets’ school at Regensburg, he made a tour in Austria, and, in 1615, settled at Berlin. There, save for a short residence at the University of Wittenberg, in 1620, he employed himself as a private tutor till 1622. In 1622 he was appointed Cantor of St. Nicholas’s Church at Berlin, and also one of the masters of the Greyfriars Gymnasium. He died at Berlin Feb. 23, 1662. Crüger wrote no hymns, although in some American hymnals he appears as “Johann Krüger, 1610,” as the author of the supposed original of C. Wesley’s “Hearts of stone relent, relent” (q.v.). He was one of the most distinguished musicians of his time. Of his hymn tunes, which are generally noble and simple in style, some 20 are still in use, the best known probably being that to “Nun danket alle Gott” (q.v.), which is set to No. 379 in Hymns Ancient & Modern, ed. 1875. His claim to notice in this work is as editor and contributor to several of the most important German hymnological works of the 16th century, and these are most conveniently treated of under his name.